For the first time since “Arrested Development” was cancelled in 2005, the entire cast assembled today for a Bluth Family Reunion moderated by New Yorker television critic Nancy Franklin; even Ron Howard joined via telephone. The big news of the afternoon: If all goes according to plan, the series will return to television in a nine- or ten-episode limited-run series, set to film next summer, with each episode focussing on a single member of the Bluth clan. And series creator Mitchell Hurwitz said that he is halfway through the screenplay for a reunion film and is “eighty per cent” sure it will happen.
Among the other revelations shared over the ninety-minute program were the following:
6. According to Will Arnett, nobody made other cast members “break” (i.e. crack up in the middle of a take) more than Tony Hale
Figured I would add to the hoopla about the return of Arrested Development, regardless of the fact that none of this has been confirmed, shooting hasn’t started yet, and no network (or channel, for that matter), has agreed to actually air the nine to ten episodes that may be filmed.