'Arrested Development' creator says show is 'definitely' returning

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This undated publicity photo released by Netflix shows David Cross, left, and Portia de Rossi in a scene from "Arrested Development," premiering May 26, 2013 on Netflix. The sitcom, also starring Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, was canceled by Fox in 2006 after three seasons. (AP Photo/Netflix, Sam Urdank)

p to this point, we've heard speculation from Netflix—and a desperate, borderline pathetic outcry from Arrested Development fans (myself included) jonesing for more of their favorite sitcom—that have stirred rumors that the recently resurrected show wouldn't fade into the abyss, yet again.

Now, thanks to a panel discussion at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, we have assurance from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz. Hurwitz was asked if the show would return. His response? "Definitely."

Then, turning to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, he said: ‘I don’t want to get into a whole negotiation right now... but I’ve got a family to feed.’

He added: ‘I keep thinking about it, and why don't we do the movie version of this and then do the series, because this series kinda peaks with the story?

‘I kinda go back and forth between that and a series. But here’s the most important thing, whatever we do, I want to get the cast all together and not do another anthology thing, and that’s why I keep thinking about kicking off with a special or a three-part show and then going into a series.

Then he asked Sarandos: ‘Are you game for that?’.

‘Absolutely,’ the Netflix boss replied. ‘In any form.’

A musical. A graphic novel. A line of action figures and lunch boxes. Seriously, Mitch Hurwitz, we don't care how you package it, just give us all the Arrested Development you can. Thanks in advance. [Chortle, h/t Uproxx]