Last year, we reported the joyous news that Arrested Development wouldn’t be getting just a new movie, but a new season as well. The full cast is aiming to return for season four, which will run ten episodes and premiere on Netflix. The fourth season, which will lead into the movie, was originally set up as more of an anthology where each episode would catch up with an individual character. But speaking to an audience at a Netflix-sponsored event in Las Vegas, creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed that he’s tweaked the plan for the new season.
Hit the jump for what to expect in season four, and which beloved supporting character will be making an appearance. [Update: We've updated the article with video of Hurwitz speaking at the event.]
by Jason Barr Posted: October 8th, 2011 at 11:23 am
In last week’s “Top 5″, I painfully admitted to not having seen either Moneyball or 50/50. Moreover, I put my credentials as “mildly credible film blogger” up as collateral in the case that I hadn’t checked both out by this week. Sadly, I’ll have to forfeit my title as I’ve only managed to catch 50/50 so far. On the bright side, I thought that film was great and is definitely one of my favorites of the year thus far. As for Moneyball, well there’s always this week.
In spite of my lack of mild credibility, I hope you’ll still choose to check out this week’s “Top 5″ where you’ll find new hi-res images from The Avengers, the return of Arrested Development, our In Time set visit coverage, and interviews for George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March and Shawn Levy’s robot boxing extravaganza Real Steel. Hit the jump for a brief recap and link to each.
Earlier today, a tweet from The New Yorker, reporting straight from their own festival in New York, announced the unthinkable as Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed during a cast reunion that the series would be back for another season, but that’s not all. This new season would lead directly into the long-gestating movie that has been talked about by each cast member, every other month, since the invention of television. Since that tweet, more details have surfaced from the festival from EW who reveals that Hurwitz intends to shoot 9 to 10 episodes, each focusing on on an individual character from the Bluth clan (which includes Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia DeRossi, David Cross, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat). Each episode will catch audiences up on what the characters have been doing for the past five years since the series’ cancellation in 2006. More details on the new season and the forthcoming movie after the jump.
[Update: The entire 100-minute reunion Arrested Development reunion panel is now available for your viewing pleasure after the jump; we've also added an interview with Ron Howard where he talks about how the new season will relate to the movie]
Take this news with a grain of sand, hermano. Screen Rant is reporting that they may have the plot for the long-rumored Arrested Development movie. I’m not crazy about the idea of an AD movie, but this sounds like it could be pretty great:
Ron Howard is making a movie about the Bluths using an A-List cast. But Dr. Tobias plays himself because nobody wants to play him in the movie. The Bluths decide to make their own movie in contention with Ron Howard’s.
The show has always been meta and the concept would certainly be appealing to a studio who could hire big name actors to help sell the movie based on—let’s face it—a show that was cancelled because it couldn’t build an audience. Hit the jump for more of my thoughts on this plot and my feelings on an Arrested Development movie.