UPDATE: Though Hurwitz didn’t mention a possible destination for the pre-movie “Arrested” episodes, Deadline reports that producer 20th Century Fox TV has had conversations with Netflix and Showtime about airing them. Showtime was mentioned as a possible new home back when FOX canceled the show in 2006, but those talks never amounted to anything.
The original post is below.
“Arrested Development” fans, we know you’ve been toyed with. It’s cruel, the way that FOX cancels your show, then taunts you for years with movie rumors, only to try to turn you against George Michael when Michael Cera floundered before signing on, and then, after confirming that it’s so on, turning your entire life into a torturous waiting game.
Now we’ve got more news for you to feel conflicted about. The “Arrested Development” Powers That Be — namely, creator Mitch Hurwitz — want to bring the show back to TV.
According to TVLine, Hurwitz announced at the New Yorker Festival that he hopes to produce 10 new episodes before the promised movie is released. He did not say where those episodes might air.
We wouldn’t blame you for being skeptical about this latest batch of
rumors, given the way your emotions have been manipulated over the last few years. This time, though, the series stars insist that it’s true.
“It’s true,” tweets Jason Bateman. (See?) “We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all
together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”
Will Arnett chimes in with, “I’m peeing with [Jason Bateman] at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie.”
There you have it. Now you can go back to your waiting… and waiting… and waiting. We would not recommend holding your breath.