Arrested Development Returning To TV?

The Bluths are making a comeback at last.

Five years since the end of acclaimed quirky comedy “Arrested Development”, the cast reunited at a New Yorker Festival event yesterday where creator Mitchell Hurwitz revealed some ambitious plans.

According to The L.A. Times, Hurwitz said that not only is a film adaptation of the series still in the works, they’re also planning a set of 9-10 television episodes, each focused on a certain character.

The plan is that this mini-fourth season of sorts will serve as a kind of prequel to the movie – basically bridging the gap of what happened to the key characters between the end of the last series and the start of the film.

Hurwitz said he’s halfway done with a screenplay with his co-writers Jim Vallely and Dean Lorey. No details however on who is backing the project, or any kind of production or release dates.

Jason Bateman later tweeted that “we will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”.