Are you ready for this? CONFIRMED: Arrested Development SEASON….FOUR!!!
The creators and cast of Arrested Development, one of the funniest shows ever, announced they’re going to do a limited season four, which leads into the planned movie! This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. Very exciting. via The Wall Street Journal:
NEW YORK — The Bluth family’s frozen banana stand may be back in business.
At an “Arrested Development” reunion Sunday at the New York Festival, the creators and cast announced plans for another season of the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV show, which went off the air in 2006 after just three seasons. They also discussed more concrete plans for a much-awaited movie.
Creator Mitchell Hurwitz said he wanted to do the movie originally but decided to tell where the nine main characters have been for the last five years. The Fox show starred Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi.
Shooting for the TV show is tentatively set to begin next summer.
The movie doesn’t have a release date, Hurwitz said, adding that the creative aspects have been largely worked out, but the business side is still being negotiated.
“We’re all game,” he said. “We’ve hated being coy, but we’ve been trying to put together this ambitious idea.”
The show featured a dysfunctional family who ran a collapsing real estate development company and frozen banana stand. Despite its rabid fan base, ratings were low, and it wasn’t a commercial success.