Having just watched all three series from beginning to end again, I have become inordinately excited at the thought of the much-rumoured Arrested Development movie.
Jason Bateman started the rumours of a film back in 2008. One by one, characters signed up, until a few months ago when Michael Cera, perhaps the actor with the most successful post-AD career and reportedly the final holdout, declared himself on board.
And last month, Will Arnett revealed that "there’s no script right now, but it’s something that Mitch [Hurwitz] is actively working and getting ready for, and we’re hoping to start shooting by the end of the year." (Hopefully he means shooting with his Segway in tow. God they're great...)
Sadly I suspect that this rumoured shoot in New York is bollocks, as Ron Howard told MTV recently that Hurwitz's other television projects have been "very successful — good for Mitch — and slowed things up a little bit for Arrested Development fans."
The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in two. But people, I have never been more hopeful than I am right now that we will get there.
Save Our Bluths.