Will Arnett Teases 'Arrested' Reunion
I couldn't stop asking people to "Taste The Happy" when Mitch Hurwitz announced a firm and fully fleshed-out plan to bring Arrested Development back -- first as a 10-episode miniseries and then a feature film. Turns out, the only people more excited than fans are the actors themselves.
"I'm so excited to do this mini-series," Will Arnett tells TheInsider.com. "It's going to be like the comedy Thornbirds, which makes Jason Bateman Richard Chamberlain." Not only is Will looking forward to see where his wayward magician Gob Bluth is today (more on that in a second), but he's also eagerly anticipating the most desirable reunion Entertainment Weekly forgot to stage. "Making this show was such an amazing experience for me, so on a personal level, I can't wait to hang with these people that I love again and have another adventure."
First up, in 2013, will be the hotly bid-upon miniseries, which dedicates each episode to one character. "I love that we don't have to gloss over what's happened, we get to see a real assessment of where they've been," Will tells me. "This feels like something we haven’t really seen before. I think fans just want to see these characters interact, in whatever form that might be, and I kind of feel the same way. I'm just as excited to see what's happened to these characters as you are."
Although Will does have an inkling as to what kind of revelations we'll learn about Gob in the upcoming outings: "One of the things that was never really delved into on the series, kind of on purpose, is where Gob lives," he teases. "We'll get a hint as to where that is. He might be kind of a kept man, and it might be under pretty unseemly circumstances."
Then I wondered if Will, Jason and the rest of Arrested's cast were simply setting themselves up to hear "When's the sequel?" for another decade. "For sure," Will laughs. "I know that's coming. I'm actually waiting for the 'please stop making Arrested Development movies' comments. When that comes, then we’ll be satisfied."
It'll be a cold day in hell, Will.
Check back next week for part two of TheInsider.com's interview with Will Arnett, focusing on his hilarious NBC series, Up All Night.