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November 22 2008

Arrested Development Inches Closer To The Silver Screen

Those of you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I think Arrested Development was one of the finest shows to ever grace television airwaves, and now it may be gracing the silver screen also.

The series ran for three seasons on Fox, and was possibly one of the most well crafted sitcoms ever.  While you could sit down and watch one episode, there were numerous things in each episode that would make the loyal viewers smile.  Each episode progressed each and every storyline at least a bit, and when you got to final episodes, things you totally missed came blindingly clear.  It was possibly one of the most well planned out shows ever.

The nice thing is that the cast was as passionate about the show as the fans were, and ever since the show went off the air in 2005, they have been doing everything they can to get a movie follow-up in to theaters.  As of Friday that dream got a little closer to reality as the producers, Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard, signed dealswith the proper companies to bring a film to reality.

As it stands, it appears all of the main cast is ready to come back with the exception of one.  (rumor is that it is Michael Cera who played George Michael, if true, you ain’t that big of a movie star yet, kid)  There is no script in place yet, but Mr. Hurwitz has said many times he has the movie all plotted out in his head, and Ron Howard is all set to return to his role as “The Narrator”.

For those of you haven’t tried the series yet, what are you waiting for?  You don’t even have to rent DVDs as both Hulu and Internet Movie Database have all three seasons online for you to watch for free! I’ll even get you started by embedding the first episode of season 1 right here in the post for you!  Try it, it is well worth your time, and you can be all prepared for the movie.  Now… excuse me, I need to watch the entire series for the umpteenth time.



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