Alright, so we knew that Arrested Development was going to get more episodes because soon after premiering, Netflix came out and said they held an option for more. Interestingly enough, the question grew to ‘wait, we thought this was all meant to introduce characters for a movie.’ Well, apparently it might be more lucrative to keep the wheels on the ground as is, but the story today is how long fans may have to wait.
Because of numerous casting conflicts, the earliest it looks like things can shoot is next summer. In other words, we could be looking at an 18 month delay between installments, and that is going to piss off quite a few people who already had enough of waiting when it comes to this particular series. On the other hand, something is better than nothing, right?
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Tony Hale are all expected to return. I think the larger question might be in what capacity though as the individual character episodes were well received, but they do have potential to be wearing out their welcome. We might have to take the ‘wait and see’ approach to see what Imagine Entertainment and Mitchell Hurwitch can put together.