Kayleigh Falvey Staff Writer
An Arrested Development film is in the works according to the shows creator Mitch Hurwitz during an interview with Rolling Stone.
Hurwitz said, “I’m working on the movie right now. I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright- it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie.”
The series returned in May after being off the air for several years and although it gained a lot of media attention, critics and some fans weren’t thrilled about the new format. Hurwitz said,” I was really aware that we were trying to do something that no only had nobody done before, but we didn’t tell anybody what were going to do. That is, we made an eight-and-a-half-hour show. So nobody had any framework to watch it from.”
The movie will be unlike the fourth season of the US show, which focused on an individual character in each episode, bringing the entire Bluth family together again. “A TV season is a six-month commitment. But I think it would be very doable to get them together for four or five weeks to make a movie,” the director added.
Hurwitz also said that the movie would be followed by a fifth season of the series, which airs exclusively on Netflix. He explained, “The whole thing is sort of unprecedented. It’s always been its own little thing. I kind of feel like the more it stays original, the better chance it has. As soon as it goes back to trying to do exactly what it was before, you run the risk of doing a reunion show or something.”
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