Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of the hilariously dysfunctional family show, Arrested Development, made a very special announcement at the “Bluth Family Reunion” panel at the New Yorker Festival.
Guys, there will be more Arrested Development! Hurwitz revealed that there will be a 10-episode fourth season, followed by a feature film. We’ve no idea how far along he is with the next season, but he’s gotten through about half of screenplay for the movie with his co-writers, Jim Vallely and Dean Lorey.
From The Film Stage, about the format of the upcoming episodes and how that will lead into the movie:
As for the series, each episode will focus on a specific character and what they have been doing the last five years, but will include crossovers with other characters. He gave the example that Buster (Tony Hale) would go to therapy and his therapist (or should I say analrapist?) would be Tobias Fünke (David Cross). The series would lead up to a point where the film begins on all our major characters converging.
The cast will begin shooting the episodes and the movie next summer; a 2013 release date is expected.
Source: The Film Stage