Don't think that being a star of the HBO sitcom Veep is going to keep Tony Hale away from Arrested Development. The actor, famous for playing the emotionally stunted, sheltered Buster Bluth on the FOX sitcom Arrested Development, will definitely be a part of the show's upcoming reunion, and he's really excited about it.
Speaking on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Hale imagined the possibilities of where the show might pick up. "So much happened in my character's life in the two and a half years of that show: My hand was bit off by a seal. I dated Liza Minnelli… and so I can't imagine what's happened [since]."
"[The cast are] good people… I'm pretty stoked. I'm really, really excited," he added. "I'm just excited to get together with everybody and do that material."
Arrested Development was a critically acclaimed sitcom that ran on FOX from 2003 to 2006, when it was cancelled by FOX. Continued fan outcry eventually led to the announcement last year that the show would be returning for a fourth season and a movie. The fourth season will air on Netflix instant streaming in 2013, with a movie to follow afterward. More seasons of the show may be commissioned if the show is a success (and judging by the high anticipation, it almost certainly will be).
Hale currently stars on the HBO sitcom Veep, in which he plays Gary Walsh, the personal aide of Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss). Veep, which was recently renewed for a second season, will air its next episode, "Nicknames," on Sunday.
Hale is not the only Arrested Development actor to have found success following the show's cancellation; Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth), Jeffrey Tambor (George Bluth), and Judy Greer (Kitty) provide voices for FX's animated series Archer, while Will Arnett (Gob Bluth) and David Cross (Tobias Funke) star in the IFC series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Stars Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth) and Michael Cera (George Michael Bluth) have found success in film.
Arrested Development season 4 will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2013.