“Arrested Development” to return with ten episodes and a movie
By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: The critically acclaimed “Arrested Development” will return to television, its creators have finally announced. Ten episodes will be produced as precursors to a series-ending film. Rumors of the show’s return have swirled for upwards of a year, with the actors and other sources close to the production offering vague, skittish clues in recent months. Though few concrete details are known, a flood of confirmations from insiders over the weekend verifies that the project is underway.
Tweeted star Jason Bateman today, “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!”
So, what will we see in the new episodes, and how much time has passed since the third season? Creator Mitch Hurwitz told the New York Times: “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.”
The series was cancelled in 2006, in its third season.
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