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Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz wants to make mini-season ahead of movie; Could air on Netflix or Showtime

It’s been five years since Fox canceled the low-rated, but much beloved comedy Arrested Development, but after years of rumors, creator Mitchell Hurwitz revealed that he has plans to make a mini 9 or 10-episode season in addition to the long-in-development big screen movie.

The plan, revealed over the weekend at The New Yorker Festival with the cast and crew, would be for the episodes to act as separate “Where are they now” segments focusing on each of the characters since the end of the series. The mini-season would then lead into the planned big screen movie. Various cast members have also confirmed what Hurwitz said at the event, including Jason Bateman who tweeted:

“It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”

In terms of where it would air, Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox TV (who produced the three-season 2003-2006 series) has already had talks with Netflix and Showtime for the potential mini-season.

Sources: Inside TV |EW & Deadline