‘Archer’ Star Jessica Walter Describes How ‘Arrested Development’ Movie Plans Emerged

The past few weeks have been a flurry of excitement for “Arrested Development” fans. Back in mid-December, “Youth in Revolt” star Michael Cera told us that the long-awaited movie will shoot sometime this year. Then, just this week, “When in Rome” star Will Arnett told ComingSoon essentially the same thing.

Now we’ve got Jessica Walter, star of the new FX animated spy-comedy series “Archer,” talking about the old “Arrested” gang. While she didn’t have much to say about the current status of the movie in her recent interview with Movieline, she did speak a bit about how it all came together in the first place.

“About a year and a half ago, everybody in the [’Arrested Development’] cast was called, including me, and we were asked if everyone would be involved in the movie,” she said. “And we said yes and now we’re waiting for a script.”

Walter claims that she hasn’t seen even a page of the script yet, nor does she know where series creator Mitch Hurwitz is at with it. She doesn’t even want to guess at what’s next for her character, Lucille Bluth.

“I’m not sure what they have in mind for her. Would I have ever thought that Lucille would adopt a Korean orphan? No. All of the stuff was so far out. The writers were wonderful.”

Click the link above to check out the rest of the interview, which includes plenty of talk about “Archer” and how Walter’s character on that show relates to Lucille Bluth.

Are you an “Arrested” fan? Have you seen “Archer”? Are you still excited for the “Arrested” movie, or do you just greet each new update with a roll of the eyes?