No sense in beating too far around the bush here. You probably already know full well how many rumors and speculative posts have been made about the possibility of the cast of Arrested Development reuniting for a final season and a movie. Apparently, there's no longer any reason to speculate. It's happening.
We’re really doing this thing. Mitch Hurwitz, Jim Vallely and I are off writing the new season of ARRESTED to premiere on Netflix in 2013. The original cast is back. There are offices and parking spaces. We’re shooting this year. I wish I could give more specifics but, for the moment, even the schedule is being kept under wraps. But it’s happening and it’s great to be back with my pals from the show.
I love that the idea of there being "parking spaces" is a sign of solidarity.
Anyhow, this is pretty great news for those who have endured repeated heart attacks as the possibilities of all these things happening were presented, then yanked away time after time. As Lorey said, the new series will debut exclusively on Netflix, as part of their new original programming lineup, which as of right now, I believe is only confirmed to include Arrested Development, and nothing else yet. As for the movie, that's planned to come after the Netflix season debuts, so it's a safe bet we'll still be talking about Arrested Development for at least the next couple of years.
Who's excited? Relieved? Enraged? Whatever?