New Development on an Old Rumor: A mini-season of Arrested Development Will Allegedly Precede the Feature Film
Mitch Hurwitz, the most famous serial failed sitcom creator of all time, is trying to drum up some enthusiasm for Arrested Development again by announcing at the New Yorker festival that he plans on a mini-season of nine or 10 episodes before the long in-development feature movie. The episodes would focus on one character each and would be something akin to "Where are they now" episodes leading into the movie. Note that Hurwitz wants this to happen; so far as we know, no one at Fox has approved this (although, frankly, they'd be moronic not to) and no cast members have confirmed (though, frankly, they'd be moronic not to).
Will it happen? It seems doubtful, and Hurwitz has cried wolf so many times that even the wolf is screaming at him to shut-the-fuck-up. Just because Hurwitz expanded upon his original plans to make an Arrested Development movie doesn't mean that the people that make these things happen are any more enthusiastic about making it happen. So, take the news with a grain of salt, stick it in your eye, and do the chicken dance.
(Source: The Daily What)
Will Arnett has confirmed via Twitter: "I'm peeing with @batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie." In other words, who the fuck knows.