As if to answer the all-important question, “Is a comedian REALLY a comedian, unless they’ve been on or will be on Arrested Development?” news broke yesterday that funny people Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen will guest star as Young Lucille Bluth and Stunted Man Child #2, probably, when AD returns some time in the spring.
Former Saturday Night Live superstar Kristen Wiig is set to make an appearance in Netflix’s anticipated Arrested Development revival as a younger version of Jessica Walter’s boozy matriarch Lucille Bluth…As noted by Vulture, which first broke the news, AD leading man Jason Bateman likely orchestrated the casting coup, given his off screen friendship with Wiig (the pair co-starred in Extract and Paul).
In addition to Wiig, guest stars on tap for the relaunch include Seth Rogen, Liza Minnelli, Conan O’Brien, John Slattery (Mad Men), Chris Diamantopoulos (24), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), and Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) [and all these people, too]. (Via)
Hm. Well, this is excellent news (though I’m not entirely sure if Wiig’s comedy style fits with the show’s), but until I hear the name “Gene Parmesan,” I still don’t think the AD reunion is happening. At least not in my heart.