Anyong! “Arrested Development” is set to take over the small screen again on May 26, but what about the big screen? Fans of the cult series have been anxiously awaiting the release of the Netflix season four, but that’s still not enough for Bluth lovers. Everyone wants a movie!
An “Arrested Development” film is still a possibility, but don’t go and blue yourself just yet. The potential flick doesn’t have a script or a green light from a studio just yet, but creator Mitchell Hurwitz was able to dish on what it could possibly be about.
For those who don’t know, the coming season has each episode focusing on one Bluth. However, that format would obviously have to change should a movie come into the works. “The master plan is to do these episodes and then do the movie, where the family is all together,” Hurwitz told Entertainment Weekly. According to the creator, the whole Netflix season -- despite its different approach -- would “lead up to a bigger story.”
As for the specifics of said bigger story? Hurwitz has reportedly mapped out where a potential “Arrested Development” movie would go.
“They don’t go to the moon or anything,” Hurwitz joked. “It’s still a family story, but it’s a loaded family story. It’s a loaded family story about a family that’s frequently loaded.”
While a studio still has to green-light an “Arrested Development” film, it fortunately has the support of its stars. Lindsay’s Portia de Rossi revealed on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” that she hopes a movie happens -- probably so she can stop answering fan questions about it. De Rossi’s on-screen husband Tobias, aka David Cross, told Rolling Stone something similar. “I’d love an opportunity to get to do it,” Cross said. “Whether that happens, I don’t know. But I want to work with these people for the rest of my life.”
If the season-four streaming on Netflix is a success, fans have a good chance of seeing an “Arrested Development” movie being made, but, as Michael’s Jason Batemen told Rolling Stone, “One doesn’t really work without the other.”
You can watch season four of “Arrested Development” when all 15 seasons hit Netflix on May 26.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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