We were lucky enough to get into the New Yorker’s Arrested Development reunion panel this afternoon.
And before you can ask, we’ll answer the question on everyone’s mind.
Yes, there will be a movie.
But there’s more! Mitchell Hurwitz, the show’s creator, said there will be nine or 10 new TV episodes that set up the movie.
Hurwitz said he’s about 80% finished with the process, which includes clearing up a lot of red tape with the studios. But the cast is on board. The script is almost complete. Shooting could begin as soon as summer 2012.
That’s the news, now check out photos from the event!
This cute girl was handing out free ice cream as we waited to get in. Unfortunately, there weren't any frozen bananas
When the lights went down, everyone cheered. We were treated to a highlights reel of classic Arrested Development moments
This was the first time the Arrested Development cast has been in the same room since the show wrapped in 2006
The rest of the cast including Portia De Rossi, David Cross, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat
Hurwitz confirmed an Arrested Development movie is coming. Since it's been more than five years, the plan is to air about 10 new episodes on TV leading into the movie
During the audience Q & A session, fans rushed to the microphone. The first guy to ask a question (who we later discovered was GroupMe founder Steve Martocci) said he bought Buster's fake hand from eBay for about $350
Tony Hale was the first to appear, but he blew by the fans without signing autographs or taking pictures
There's GroupMe's Steve Martocci again! He and a friend brought this banner along. Will Jessica Walter notice?
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