Series creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed the series will return for another season that will lead into the forthcoming film.
A new season will be crafted of about nine or ten episodes, with each one focusing on a member of the Bluth family (Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia DeRossi, David Cross, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat) to update audiences on what they’ve been up to in the five years since the show’s cancellation in 2006. Series executive producer, narrator and filmmaker Ron Howard explains: “In fact, where everyone’s been for five years became a big part of the story. So, in working on the screenplay I found that even if I just gave five minutes per character to that backstory, we were halfway through the movie before the characters got together. And that kinda gave birth to this thing we’ve not been pursuing for a while and we’re kinda going public with a little bit. We’re trying to do kind of limited run series into the movie.”
Although the movie is way off, it seems that the shows fan base has only grown since the end of the last series, which is good news for all us Arrested Development diehards out there, the wait is finally over people!