Jason Bateman, star of Arrested Development, has confirmed that there will be a fourth season of the series and a movie to be filmed next year.
It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited! Bateman tweeted on Sunday.
Creator Mitch Hurwitz also confirmed the news during a reunion on Sunday at the New York Film Festival. Hurwitz said the movie has been creatively conceived, though some business aspects are still being negotiated, according to The Associated Press.
We're all game, he told The AP. We've hated being coy, but we've been trying to put together this ambitious idea.
Hurwitz also said he originally had plans to do an Arrested Development movie but opted to give the whereabouts of the nine main characters over the last five years first, The AP reported.
Arrested Development was a short-lived, Emmy-winning series on Fox, which went off-air in 2006 after only three seasons. The show centers around a dysfunctional family, the Bluths, in California following the collapse of their real estate business.
The series, produced by Ron Howard, earned six Emmy awards and one Golden Globe since its debut in the fall of 2003, and it featured Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter.