If you were anywhere near Twitter or Facebook yesterday, you have probably already heard this news, as it was tweeted and re-tweeted hundreds of times. One of our favourite families is returning to the screen—with a big bang. Yesterday at a cast-reunion panel at the The New Yorker Festival, Arrested Development co-creator Mitchell Hurwitz announced that not only is the on-again, off-again Arrested Development movie going to happen, but he will also be creating nine or 10 new episodes of the show to air before the long-awaited film. This accomplishes two things: it appeases the show’s thousands of fans and it helps bring viewers up to speed on all of the members of the beloved Bluth family.
And it seems that it’s not just the fans who are excited. Jason Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth, the responsible glue of the Bluth family, tweeted: “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!”
Are you excited for the return of Arrested Development? Who is your favourite member of the Bluth family?