Tony Hale: 'I'm so excited for Arrested Development reunion'
Published May 1 2012, 18:27 BST | By Justin Harp Tony Hale
has said that he's very excited for the Arrested Development
reunion series and movie.
The actor joins Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett and Portia de Rossi to shoot a Netflix miniseries
and a feature film this summer
In a chat with The Insider
, Hale explained that he's held out hope for years that a reunion would come to fruition.
"In this business, you take everything with a huge grain of salt because you realise there are so many factors involved with putting a TV show together," the star said.
"I kept the hopes at arm's length because I would love to say Mitch Hurwitz's dialogue again but it's more of a cautious optimism."
Hale added jokingly: "I was pretty much saying, 'We'll see' about 1,000 times a day."
He also revealed that he is planning to study old episodes featuring his character Buster Bluth prior to filming the new series.
"I haven't seen it in such a long time, so my wife and I are going to do a marathon in the next couple months to get back into it. Those are some interesting shoes to step back into," Hale commented.
"Also, Mitch's writing is so fun and so surprising - you never know what you're going to get. All of a sudden your hand is coming off and your girlfriend is Liza Minnelli. I can't wait to go back."
He continued: "It's funny, I was talking to somebody recently about it and they were bringing up these moments that I was totally unaware of [laughs]. All these hidden jokes that I had no clue about.
"There were so many things I didn't catch, and clearly have yet to catch. So it should be fun to really see the show for the first time."Arrested Development
creator Mitch Hurwitz recently hinted that the miniseries and film could be "the first of many visits" to the dysfunctional Bluth family
Watch a clip from Arrested Development