It’s not the long-awaited announcement of the Arrested Development movie, but it’s the next best thing: The cast of the beloved canceled Fox sitcom will reunite for a special panel at this year’s twelfth annual New Yorker Festival, which will be held citywide Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. More specifically, the reunion/panel will occur Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.
The panel will be held at the Acura at SIR Stage37 on 37th Street, according to the New Yorker’s website. Tickets are on sale now for the event as of noon today and will undoubtedly go fast, so act quickly if you’re planning to go.
The event isn’t just a partial reunion either: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, David Cross, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter and Alia Shawkat will all be present, as well as series creator Mitchell Hurwitz. Off-camera narrator Ron Howard is not scheduled to appear. Television critic Nancy Franklin will host and monitor the panel.
In other news, according to a post by Brooklyn Vegan, Alia Shawkat, who played the young Maeby Fünke on Arrested Development, has been establishing a parallel career as a jazz singer and will perform her first jazz show on Sept. 22 in Brooklyn.