Posted on Friday, July 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
There’s a ton of TV tidbits to plow through today, some of it Con-related and some of it not. After the jump:
- Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan suggests a Saul Goodman spinoff
- Nickelodeon orders a second season of The Legend of Korra
- TNT picks up Falling Skies for a third season
- Science Channel will shoot a Firefly reunion special at Comic-Con
- Homeland‘s second season will head to the Middle East
- Watch the first two minutes of Dexter‘s seventh season
- Ron Howard tweets from the writers room of Arrested Development
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
The pessimist in me still refuses to believe in an Arrested Development revival until the finished product is actually up there on the screen, but even I have to admit that with every little update, it’s looking more and more like a reality. Last fall, Netflix picked up the exclusive rights to a ten-episode fourth season of the critically beloved sitcom to air in the first half of 2013. Now, as the production gears up for its summer start, show creator Mitch Hurwitz has offered a few more details on what we can expect when we check back in with the dysfunctional Bluth family. More after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
In today’s extra-cinematic edition of TV Bits, a film franchise gets adapted into television series, a classic show turns into a movie, and a certain brilliant-but-cancelled television series that’s been trying to get a big-screen sequel off the ground looks increasingly likely to make a temporary return to the small-screen. After the jump, read about:
- Hulu and IFC’s interest in new episodes of Arrested Development
- The big-screen adaptation of the classic talking horse series Mr. Ed
- The development of a series based on film franchise Universal Soldier
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Posted on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 by Angie Han
Update: EW has confirmed that Showtime and Netflix are in talks with producers about airing the miniseries.
Keep holding out hope, Arrested Development fans. Five years after the series finale, creator Mitchell Hurwitz is still insisting that, yes, a movie based on the brilliant-but-cancelled sitcom is definitely in the works. And what’s more, he’s now hoping to do a nine- or ten-episode lead-in miniseries as well. Intriguing news indeed, but I don’t think I’ll be holding my breath. More details after the jump.
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Good to see that Mitch Hurwitz, whose show Arrested Development faced limp ratings and seemed perpetually on the brink of cancellation — until it actually was canceled — has a sense of humor about it all. The producer has penned a piece for The Guardian that explains how to get a sitcom canceled, and it’s a fun little read. Check out a few pointers after the jump. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 29 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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It’s getting to the point where I feel a little silly writing every last little word about the potential Arrested Development movie that comes down the wire. But that’s what we do, right? So here it is: there is…will be…a script for an Arrested Development movie. Soon. So very, very soon. Maybe. If things go well. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 by David Chen
A month ago, Jeffrey Tambor revealed that the Arrested Development film was a go. But despite Tambor’s positivity, many still had doubts about whether or not series creator could get the cast back together for one final cinematic hurrah.
It now appears that those doubts were somewhat unfounded: In a recent interview with Fancast (via Collider), Hurwitz was asked straight up about rumors that Will Arnett and Michael Cera were the only remaining two holdouts for the film. Hurwitz responded:
I don’t want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don’t want to pressure anyone through the press. Although I will say that Will Arnett is gung-ho, so there’s a big clue!
Bateman and Tambor have already publicly expressed support for the film, and I can’t imagine that Arrested co-stars Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Tony Hale, and Jessica Walter are much more busy than they are. This seems to imply that Cera is the lone holdout for the casting of the film, and given Cera’s previous remarks about the possibility of a film, his involvement will probably be a toss-up.
Hurwitz also revealed that he was waiting to write the script until the casting was complete, but that he was already kicking around some ideas for the film:
I think in some respect it would have to pick up where the show left off. Maybe the benefit of that would be, if nothing else, just to recap everything. There are a couple of ways to get into it. I was even thinking about a big animated sequence to start. Kind of like how the Blake Edwards movies used to start – to kind of catch everyone up.
Perhaps more significantly, Hurwitz predicted that if casting for the film doesn’t work out, there’s a real possibility the Bluth family could return in online form, or as a straight-to-DVD movie:
It’s too much fun for us all. The fans have been so supportive and so sincere in their fondness for it. That’s really the big motivation to make the film. It sounds kind of corny…It’s not like it’s going to pay very much! It’s a really low budget film and it’s going to be a ton of work, but it just kind of feels like…well, people are so great about responding to this.
Looks like the hope of Arrested fans never need die. Head on over to Fancast for the full interview write-up.