VIDEO: Mitchell Hurwitz Announces “Arrested Development” New Episodes AND A Movie!

Yes, all you “Arrested Development” fans!  After almost giving up hope on the constant dismal rumors of a feature film, it turns out that you’re not ONLY getting that, but 10 more episodes!

Yup!  Entertainment Weekly is reporting that all the hush hush about “Arrested Development” was because Mitchell Hurwitz was secretly trying to get everyone back together!  He and the entire cast made the announcement yesterday at the New Yorker Festival, and the 10 episode arc will let everyone catch up on what the crazy family has been doing for the past half a decade!  Hurwitz said:

“We’re basically hoping to do nine or 10 episodes with almost one character per episode, where like the first episode will just be Buster. We’re kinda picturing it like, um, well the latest joke we have is that, you know, it’s Cambridge, Massachusetts and there’s all these scientists in lab coats and they’re waiting for somebody and Buster comes through the door wearing a lab quote and says ‘let’s begin,’ and they say, ‘you don’t get to wear the lab coat, we’re experimenting on you.’ And then we go through his life and we meet the people in his life and maybe he goes to see his therapist who he’s getting a good rate on because it’s Tobias and he’s lost his license. We can do cross overs and things like that. But it’s an unusual style of show I think and we get him to a certain point of peril in his life and then maybe we jump over to like Maeby and she’s living with Cornel West… We’ll do this kind of thing that builds the peril in their lives until they all come together, really, in the first scene of the movie. It requires, and Ron [Howard] has been working on this too, it just requires studios to work together, they don’t normal work together in film and TV. It’s a really ambitious project but it’s also a very simple project in a way because it kind of gives the fans a level of detail for ‘granularity,’ which is a big word on the East Coast.

“I really have to say, we’ve talked about this, we’re all game, we hated being coy, we’ve been trying to put together this more ambitious idea and I think we’re very close, the script is halfway done and we have to get the film companies on board. They’ve always been great to us but you know times are tough and money is tight but I’m very hopeful, there is business left to be done but creatively we have a very specific plan of how it would come out and what we would do and when we would shoot it. Our hope is that, perhaps the series is in the fall.”

There we go!

Producers are currently in talks with Showtime and Netflix about who could take the series.  (If Netflix gets it, it could be a huge boost for them, after taking a huge hit the past few weeks with their price changes and announcement of Qwikster).  Wherever it goes, check out the video of the announcement below, and let’s get ready for some more Bluth family love!


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