‘Arrested Development’ Star David Cross Developing Showtime Comedy
Back in the days before 'Arrested Development' season 4 even began development, we were overjoyed to see series star David Cross in a new series on IFC (with Will Arnett, to boot), called 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.' That series has since fallen by the wayside, but now the 'Arrested Development' star seeks to develop a new Showtime comedy, albeit with one important twist.
Via Deadline, the in-development Showtime comedy may not actually feature Cross in the leading role, but rather as an executive producer and creator, and potentially a supporting character as the script moves forward. The new series would follow the life of “a modestly successful travel writer who struggles to keep his families happy and satisfied. Oh, and also from finding out about each other’s existence.”
It certainly sounds like an intriguing vehicle for Cross, though Deadline maintains the script won't be developed with the comedian in mind as the lead. Cross will write and executive produce through his Liberal Jew-Run Media Productions. Of course, there can be no telling if Cross' potential involvement in the series would have any bearing on future 'Arrested Development,' the fate of which has yet to be decided.
What say you? Would you welcome David Cross back to TV for a Showtime series? Would you prefer it if he starred, rather than stayed behind the scenes?