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'Arrested Development' Coming Back to TV

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 2nd 2011 8:30PM
'Arrested Development' is coming back to TV. Seriously! Maybe.

Speaking Sunday at the New Yorker Festival, series creator Mitch Hurwitz announced he has been working on one final TV season of the cult comedy that would lead into the long-rumored movie.

Still, it doesn't seem quite like a done deal. According to the New York Times, Hurwitz said they were "80% of the way towards an answer" on the movie, and that 'Arrested' narrator Ron Howard was helping to get it done.

Hurwitz elaborated further: "We don't completely own the property, there are business people involved and studios and that kind of thing. Just creatively, I have been working on the screenplay for a long time and found that as time went by, there was so much more to the story. In fact, where everyone's been for five years became a big part of the story. So in working on the screenplay, I found even if I just gave five minutes per character to that back story, we were halfway through the movie before the characters got together."

"We're trying to do a limited-run series into the movie ... We're basically hoping to do nine or 10 episodes, with almost one character per episode," Hurwitz continued.

Jason Bateman, who bemoaned the 'Arrested Development' movie news cycle a few months ago on 'The Daily Show,' confirmed the news, tweeting, "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!"

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When a story like this only gets 2 comments it really shows just how far down aol has taken this site. People have begged for this news on this very site for years now (I never watched the show, so shoot me, but I fully appreciate what this means), and only 2 comments? Really?

October 03 2011 at 9:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

ANYONG! Can't wait!

October 03 2011 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


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