Ron Howard is the gift that keeps on giving.
Happy Birthday, Ron Howard!
That picture of the cast… it’s beautiful.
Oh, what I would do to have one of these hoodies.
This is why Ron Howard is the greatest.
I think it’s great and that the writing is great. It’s very bold. I’m very proud of [Mitch Hurwitz]. You know it’s not going off into some place that’s going to alienate people who love those characters, but it’s just going to further enrich their interest in these characters, and the way these characters make us all laugh. I think he’s really done something great. The cast is so excited about it. And it’s cool and fun to get back in that groove, it’s also pushing the boundaries from a story standpoint, character standpoint, and a comedic standpoint in a way that really inspires them. So it doesn’t feel like some opportunistic reunion, it feels like the next iteration of it all.
Howard’s lips are sealed regarding the specifics of the new string of “Arrested” episodes, but he promised a healthy balance between fan service and creating brand-new pun-filled situations and characters that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Bob Loblaw and the Surrogate.
"Mitch isn’t trying to recreate something," Howard said. "It’s been away for a while, and part of the fun that Mitch has been mining and exploiting is, what’s new to discover about these people? What’s delightfully unchanged? He and the writing staff and the actors have a fantastic sense of that. They’re pretty brazen, pretty bold and fearless. That’s what made the show into something that fans really kept alive."
Not only is “Arrested” alive, it’s thriving. Howard promised that despite “a hell of a hiatus,” everyone involved in the project “is in great form and dying to take the characters further.”
"They’re having the greatest time getting together and getting back into it," he said. "It’s cool and bold and funny, and out there taking chances, just like it always did."