‘Arrested Development’ Announces 4th Season, Movie
First Published: October 2, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Credit: FOX
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Bluth family’s frozen banana stand may be back in business.
At an “Arrested Development” reunion Sunday at the New York Festival, the creators and cast announced plans for another season of theshort-lived but critically acclaimed TV show, which went off the air in 2006 after just three seasons. They also discussed more concrete plans for a much-awaited movie.
Creator Mitchell Hurwitz said he wanted to do the movie originally but decided to tell where the nine main characters have been for the last five years. The Fox show starred Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi.
Shooting for the TV show is tentatively set to begin next summer.
The movie doesn’t have a release date, Hurwitz said, adding that the creative aspects have been largely worked out, but the business side is still being negotiated.
“We’re all game,” he said. “We’ve hated being coy, but we’ve been trying to put together this ambitious idea.”
The show featured a dysfunctional family who ran a collapsing real estate development company and frozen banana stand. Despite its rabid fan base, ratings were low, and it wasn’t a commercial success.
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