“Arrested Development” fans across the world rejoiced in early October when it was announced that the cult comedy classic would make a comeback in the form of a new television miniseries and movie . Since then, Netflix has come aboard to host the new “Arrested” series, adding further hope to the fact that this time, finally, for serious, no fakesies or backsies, the Bluths are really returning to the screen.
Even David Cross — who starred on the show as world-renowned analrapist (that’s analyst/therapist, you pervs) Tobias Fünke — is growing increasingly optimistic about the comeback. In the past, Cross has responded to rumors of an “Arrested” movie with an “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude. He still maintains that position to a degree, but even Cross admits that the chances of future “Development” are better than ever.
“I’m certainly more optimistic than I was four months ago,” Cross told MTV News during a recent interview to promote “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” his IFC comedy series returning for a second season January 6. “But I still — not being jaded or cynical about it, but just being realistic — I will believe it when I see it. I’ll believe it when it’s all happening. But I’m definitely more optimistic now than I was a couple of months ago.”
Cross added that even though plans for “Arrested Development” aren’t fully firmed up just yet, he’s still looking forward to getting back into Tobias’ famous denim cutoffs.
“For me, Tobias is such a fun character to play,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it, as I know everyone in the cast and crew is. Everyone is really looking forward to doing it.”
At the moment, Cross is only slightly less in the dark than most of us when it comes to what the future holds for his “Arrested Development” character.
“I’ve seen ['Arrested' creator Mitch Hurwitz] a couple of times since that New Yorker event where they announced [the show's return],” he said. “He has kept me up to date with his ideas. I don’t think they’ve been put down on paper yet. I imagine based on past experience, as it starts to get fleshed out, he’ll start telling me things and picking my brain about things.”
If you can’t wait until the return of “Arrested Development,” you can get plenty more of Cross on “Todd Margaret” when season two premieres in January.
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