Arrested Development is back for season 4. This is not a drill. Director Mitchell Hurwitz spoke on Tuesday at a Netflix event in Las Vegas about the fourthcoming (see what we did there?) series along with cast members David Cross, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter, providing the first concrete details of the show’s future after years of rumours.
While there was no discussion of the much anticipated movie, Hurwtiz revealed that all 10 episodes of the series would be “dropped” (yes, that is what the kids are saying) at once, with the intention of them all being viewed in one epic setting. He also quashed the idea that season 4 would consist of self-contained episodes in an “Anthology series” as has been previously suggested, and instead is evolving into the same format as the old show. Thank god. We seriously doubt we could recover from the disappointment if they screwed it up.
Although the show has risen to cult status thanks to a small but dedicated audience, its abrupt end was ultimately due to low ratings, and Hurwitz is pretty transparent about the broadcast model; “[Making] a lot of people a lot of money, but there’s a lot more to be exploited, a lot of great material.” We think we speak for all of us in saying the entire cast of Arrested Development can exploit us at any time, and the sooner the better.
Before you start tucking into your Mayonegg’s, the season is yet to have a release date. So get ready to cancel your day and make a date with your hot cousin (George Michael and Maeby styles), your family is about to seem a whole lot less dysfunctional. The Bluth’s are back.