Arrested Development is one of the best shows ever to be canned by a network, after Fox tired of the poor ratings and gave it the chop in 2006. But it had a massive cult following, and enjoyed huge critical acclaim throughout its original three season run.
So the news that a movie version of the anarchic sitcom is at least being talked about, if not already being planned, should be music to the ears of all those people who have missed the programme since its demise.
Star of the show Jason Bateman spoke to E! Online about how talks are happening between Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard, the men behind the show, and all of the actors involved. He said:
“I can confirm that a round of sniffing has started. Any talk is targeting a post strike situation, of course. I think, as always, that it’s a question of whether the people with the money are willing to give our leader, Mitch Hurwitz, what he deserves for his participation. And I can speak for the cast when I say our fingers are crossed.”
That seems like a definite go ahead, as long as the writers strike gets ended by the relevant parties sooner rather than later, and everyone involved can agree on the best strategy for a film version of the show.