And now the story of a family that was on a show that got unjustly cancelled, but is now coming back for a 10-episode season and a feature length film. This is Arrested Development.
That’s right, the Bluths are back and ready to amaze us all, and this time it’s not a rumor. Over the weekend Mitchell Hurwitz and the entire cast sat down on a panel at the New Yorker Festival. Nobody thought much of it due to persistent delays in the film that has been in talks ever since the show was cancelled back in 2006.
The show will air on Showtime, the network that was supposedly going to save the cult hit immediately after its cancellation, but backed out. The premium cable network will team with Netflix to release the limited run season next fall.
Hurwitz stated on the panel that each episode will focus on one of the main character’s lives in the five-year interim. Though fans are still skeptical, there have been a plethora of tweets from reporters at the panel as well as Mr. Michael Bluth himself, Jason Bateman, confirming that Hurwitz’s plans are finally coming to life.