It’s always hard being the first panel of any comic convention, but WonderCon kicked off with a full room, as fans of Mitch Hurwitz’s Emmy-winning show “Arrested Development” were given a chance to see a first taste of his new animated show “Sit Down, Shut Up,” which will premiere on FOX at 8:30 PM on April 19. Before they went to questions from the audience, the moderator asked about the much-anticipated movie based on “Arrested Development” that has been discussed a lot both by Hurwitz and the cast of the show.
Before Hurwitz could give a serious response, Will Arnett, who provides one of the voices for the new show, joked, “We are dangerously close to confirming that? we have read the rumors on the internet.”
“Here’s what’s going on with the movie,” Hurwitz told the audience of his fans. “Everyone goes off and has careers and that kind of thing, so it’s been a little challenging to schedule everybody together, but everyone who has agreed to make this movie has agreed to make this movie, and we’re going to make the movie. I haven’t written it yet, so I’ll be accepting pitches. We’re determined to do this.”
“It was a great joy and privilege, all kidding aside, to do a show that took risks and with such a wonderful cast and wonderful writers,” he continued. “For us, it’s irresistible. Here’s an interesting thing about it. When we did the show, one of the things that really made it work is that we didn’t hold ourselves up to any standard. We got a lot of positive critical recommendations, but we even kind of ignored those and just did what was funny to us, and kind of remained the underdog in a great way. It was very clear early on that we weren’t going to be a big hit, so it really was a labor of love. Now suddenly, there is a bar to hit. I think the key to this is once we get as many pieces as we’re going to, which appears we have, we’ll just dive in and have fun and see if we can create the same thing. But we’re excited about it.”
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