“Arrested Development” fans may have something else to count down to while awaiting the release of the movie. EW.com reports that the producers of the Mitchell Hurwitz comedy series have been in negotiations with both Showtime and Netflix over airing a short series of mini-episodes that would fill the gap between the end of “Arrested Development” in 2006, and the beginning of the as of yet unfinished movie.
On Sunday at the New Yorker Festival in New York, Hurwitz said, “I have been working on the screenplay for a long time and found that as time went by there was so much more to the story.” It is his hope to shoot nine to 10 short episodes and have them air next fall. He explained that each episode would primarily follow one character through their life from when we last saw them in 2006, so that more of the movie could be dedicated to the characters once they were together.
And Hurwitz feels he has the support of his coworkers. “I really have to say, we’ve talked about this, we’re all game,” he said. The actors in attendance at the festival, including Jason Bateman, Portia De Rossi and Michael Cera, showed that they were in favor of the unconventional plan for the mini-series by revealing that they have been keeping their schedules clear for the opportunity to film as their “Arrested Development” characters again.
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