ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is coming back to TV before it’s cinema debut

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Ever since Arrested Development came off the air in 2006, there has been talk of a movie happening. Over the weekend, at the New Yorker festival, Mitchell Hurwitz suggested that this will more than likely be happening. Not only will there be a movie but Hurwitz also hopes to bring the series back to TV for a 10 episode run to set up the movie.

According to the New York Times, “On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Hurwitz tossed a few more crumbs to the “Arrested Development” faithful at a New Yorker Festival event that reunited him with the show’s ensemble cast, telling the audience that a movie was still in the works, along with a new set of television episodes that would serve as a prelude to the film. Asked by the event’s moderator, Nancy Franklin, for an update on the movie, Mr. Hurwitz said, “We’re 80 percent of the way to an answer.” Mr. Hurwitz went on to say that he and Ron Howard, the director and producer who was the “Arrested Development” narrator, “had been talking about this for ages and trying to get this going.”

After the event, Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) took to twitter to confirm that this is indeed happening. “It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”

He’s co-star, and very good friend Will Arnett (@arnettwill) tweeted, “I’m peeing with @batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie”

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) also took to twitter to respond to followers’ questions. Asked by @CollegeChef1  if he will continue narrating the show, Ron Howard responded, “I won’t let em get somebody else!”

It is reported that each episode will focus on a different character. One of the hitches at the moment is that there is no confirmation yet of where these episodes will be shown. The original series was shown on Fox, however Fox is yet to comment on whether season 4 will be broadcast on the network.

Come on already, let’s get this happening! I’m so excited!

Below is the Bluth family reuniting and coming together to do thethe chicken dance at the New Yorker festival

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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