Will Arnett may be starring in CBS’ The Millers this fall, but he’s still open to returning to Arrested Development.
“I think that for all of us, Arrested is something that we love doing and we love working together,” Arnett told EW about the series, which might return to Netflix for a fifth season. “Whatever sort of incarnation comes up, I’m very open to it.”
On The Millers, Arnett plays a recently divorced reporter whose plans for bachelorhood get sidetracked when his overbearing mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with him after separating from his father (Beau Bridges).
He’s not the only actor on the CBS sitcom willing to pull double duty: Martindale, who played Russian spy Claudia on FX’s The Americans, told reporters this morning at the Television Critics Tour in Los Angeles that she hopes to return to the role.
So how does The Millers creator Greg Garcia feel about sharing his actors?
“The reason I love all of these actors is because of a lot of things that they’ve done in the past,” said Garcia, who told EW he’s a fan of Arrested, The Americans, and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, which stars The Millers’ JB Smoove. “If we can work it out so that they can continue to do those things, as a fan of those shows I want them to do them.”
The showrunner explained that he would feel guilty if his actors weren’t able to continue their roles on other series because he was using them.
“I mean, gosh, wouldn’t that be horrible to sit back and watch some of your favorite shows and feel the guilt that some of your favorite characters aren’t on because you’re using them? I mean that’s awful,” said Garcia. “As a fan of TV, I’d hate to do that. I hope we can allow them to do all of those things.”