Someone quick! Order some Skip's Scramble and put it on not-so-sturdy table, the Bluths are back! The online streaming and rental company Netflix has announced that it's bringing back Mitch Hurwitz created Arrested Development, possibly as early in 2013. Huzzah!
Mitch Hurwitz, the series creator had touted the venerable return and now its finally here. Netflix, who lately has squandered lots of goodwill with their Qwickster fluke and constantly losing customers has probably won back some love for this deal. Hurwitz touted a long-gestating feature film and Variety exclusively broke the news.
Details on how many episodes will be produced or "which cast members will or won’t return (several, such as Will Arnett, are contracted on other shows) but 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television confirmed they hope the episodes will begin airing in early 2013."
Of all the projects we’ve been involved with over the years, we probably get more questions about Mitch Hurtwitz’s brilliant ‘Arrested Development’ than any other– everyone, ourselves included, seems to feel like the Bluths left the party a bit too soon. Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, ‘Arrested’ always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again.
Ever since the series was cancelling, the cast and creator Mitch Hurwitz have been hounded on the possible movie that was mentioned during the last episode would actually happen:
Last month in New York, Hurwitz talked about this possibly happening... and rumor was Hurwitz was always working on it. Then, in October, he said he had an idea but in order to not waste the movie’s time catching the audience up with where the characters are, they’d air a new season of the show first.
Therefore, I can safely say that many of us Bluth family enthusiast will be eagerly awaiting the first bit of news.