After the many years of turmoil surrounding the return of the public’s most loved underrated show in history, Arrested Development is back — and Jason Bateman gave us the photographic proof via his twitter account. Below you’ll see a pic of Michael Cera on set, with the Bateman caption, “My son, arriving yesterday.” HOORAY!
I’ve always argued that if a television show is on a major network and the ratings are consistently poor, then the comedy isn’t strong enough. When I make this argument to ‘Arrested Development’ fans, I fear for my life. The show won six Emmys in three years, and yet the ratings never reflected its critical acclaim. Since it got the axe, fans everywhere have begged for its return, and now — it appears they got their wish. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz announced that he hopes to do 10 more episodes in preparation for a film. I hope that’s true, though I have to say I highly doubt it. Why? — Because getting a show on television requires a plethora of elements that make it nearly impossible, and it therefore takes a lot more than a general commitment to make it happen. Plus, I’ve heard for years that Michael Serra was dragging his feet on committing to the film. Here’s hoping I’m wrong.
David Cross, better known as “Tobias,” confirmed in a recent interview that ‘Arrested Development’ will never become a movie. He said, “(I)t’s not going to happen. Everyone’s doing their own thing, you know. And everybody’s aged. It’s just not going to happen. I’m sure I speak for everybody when I say we’d love for it to happen, we’d love to work on it, but just I don’t think… not going to happen.” Wow, we get it. How many times can he break our hearts by saying “it’s not going to happen.” I know Jason Bateman was on board, so I’m guessing that they just cannot get everyone to agree to do it. I actually heard that Michael Cera was the holdout, because he didn’t want to do it after his film career took off. What a bummer!@