Back in November, Netflix won the rights to the newest season of the former Fox hit, Arrested Development, after a six-year absence of new material. The show was cancelled in 2006, and both, the brevity and content of the season formerly known as the last let the audience know that the end was near. Thankfully, narrator and T.V. legend Ron Howard, always left us with a glimmer of hope. Especially at the end of the last episode when the audience was lead to believe that our beloved Bluths would come back to us in a movie.
So, as fans, we waited… and waited… and waited. It turns out, the movie probably isn’t happening. However, thanks to the elongated wait, devotees are now looking at a minimum of 10 new episodes.
Why do I say minimum? Because that is the number that has been confirmed, however, in a recent interview, David Cross, who plays Dr. Tobias Fünke, said to Rolling Stone:
” I think it’s going to be 13 episodes, not 10. There’s too much story. Some characters will have two-parters. Everybody sort of participates, sometimes in a bigger way and sometimes in a tiny little thread that goes through everybody else’s stories.”
Ever since we found out that the show was coming exclusively to Netflix, I know that many fans, including myself, have waited with bated breath for some inkling that this project was coming to fruition. As ordinary civilians, we don’t necessarily understand how all of these Hollywood deals work, but as humans, we know that plans can always fall through. Fortunately for us all, Jason Bateman, aka Michael Bluth, tweeted this picture of Michael Cera with the caption “A grandson looking for his Gangee.”
And just like that, we knew that it was really happening. Not Maeby, but Surely happening.
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