Guys, it’s here. Seriously, right there on the internets, the thing that was taken away from us well before we were able to become intimate. When it left, we solemnly wrote “Do Not Eat” on its paper bag as we placed it in the freezer. We held onto the hope that a return would be approved, but I think most of us quietly accepted the loss. Then the unthinkable happened; Netflix rolled up like Jake Ryan just to let us know that he hadn’t forgotten our birthday…I mean the show we like (this reference worked a lot better in my head). Cut to: Sunday morning, “Arrested Development” returned.
It’s been talked and rumored about for some time now. Usually the person doing the talking have been someone with no ties to the project, or one of the cast members of the TV show, but now, Reuters is reporting that creator Mitch Hurwitz and co-executive producer James Vallely are working on the “Arrested Development” feature film. The pair is also currently working on a sitcom for Will Arnet, the actor who played GOB on the show.
Hurwitz has said in the past that he didn’t want to do a movie unless the entire cast is involved. Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and Arnet have seen their careers boom since the show was cancelled.
On a personal note, I’m excited, but worried. What if the movie doesn’t live up to the show? My fingers are crossed, hoping for the best. The report says shooting could start as soon as this spring.