After years of speculation and rumors, the cult TV show, Arrested Development, is officially returning to televisionÂ—at least for one wacky season.
According to the latest scoop, AD creator Mitch Hurwitz announced today (Oct. 2) during “The Bluth Family Reunion” panel at The New Yorker Festival that the show will be making a comeback on television in the form of a “limited” mini season.
This limited run will give devoted fans a long-awaited chance to catch up with the dysfunctional, yet beloved, Bluth Family, and see what the kooky characters have been up to since the comedy series was abruptly cancelled back in 2006.
Word is the mini season will also serve as a segue into the planned Arrested Development movie, which has been rumored for a long time. The entire original cast is expected to take part in both projects, which should be extremely satisfying for fans of the series.
Though Arrested Development only aired for three seasons from 2003 to 2006, the short-lived show featured major comedic acting talents including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and Alia Shawkat as the crazy Bluth Family.
To see them reunite onscreen again would certainly be a treat for devoted followers who may feel like they never really got closure after the show’s cancellation.
So, how excited are you for the AD comeback? Will you be setting your DVR for the mini season? Which characters are you most looking forward to catching up with?
For the superfans: Do you think Buster Bluth is still a mama’s boy? Is Gob still an aspiring stage magician? Did Tobias ever break into acting? Is Michael Bluth still looking after the crazy clan, cleaning up their messes along the way? And, most importantly: Does the family still practice the Chicken Dance?
We can only hope.