Ron Howard: 'Arrested Development' update
What’s the latest on the Arrested Development front? Is the movie finally happening? What about more episodes on Netflix? WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? WE NEED TO KNOW! Well, we asked the show’s humble narrator/producer/actor Ron Howard when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studios today for the latest update, and there is both good news and bad news.
First, the good: “Everybody wants to do more,” said Howard. “Mitch [Hurwitz] did initiate the whole thing as the beginning of a kind of mystery that needs to be solved, and somehow or another I’d be shocked if we didn’t find a way to solve it and do that.” Sweet! But then there’s this. “Everybody is incredibly busy, he added. “There’s no timetable. No writing has begun.” Dammit! But wait, back to the good news! “Creatively, I think it is everybody’s intention [to do more].” Okay…you know what? All things considered — we’ll take it!
Click on the audio player to hear more from Ron Howard on all things Arrested Development, including his thoughts on the somewhat controversial season 4 (“Some fans were thrown by the fact that the episodes sort of intersected. I thought it was sort of ingenious. It was this amazing novelistic version of the show.”) and how “there is some sort of sadistic Brian Grazer Ron–Howard thing going on.”