Fans of “Arrested Development” now have even more reason to be excited. Not only is the beloved cult classic being revived for a fourth season on Netflix, now fans can win a walk-on role on the new season.
The “You’re Gonna Get Some Walk-Ons” contest asks fans to create a piece of “Arrested Development” fan art and post it on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr before October 16 with the hashtag #BluthWalkOn. Six winners of the contest will receive a trip to Los Angeles and a walk-on role for the next season of “Arrested Development.”
According to the contest’s rules, “Show that you deserve a walk-on role by creating an original piece of 'Arrested Development' content. Entries can be videos (less than 2 minutes), photos, artwork, essays and more. We’re looking for entries that are the most creative, unique and relevant to the show.”
Netflix also filmed a short promotional video for the contest, showing Michael Cera delivering a humorous message to fans as he climbed the show’s infamous stair car.
See the promotional video below:
Originally, series creator Mitchell Hurwitz intended the fourth season to serve as a lead-in for a feature film, with each episode focusing on a single character and allowing fans to catch up with the Bluths one-on-one. No news of a movie has emerged since it was announced last October, though actor David Cross confirms that each episode will revolve around one primary character.
Cross also promises that the new season will more than live up to the hype the show has built up since leaving the air in 2006.
"I'm not gonna divulge anything, but I know what the stories are and what Mitch is doing, and it's so layered," Cross said. "I think a lot of people will miss the work that is involved, the story, the Venn diagrams that are being created, the domino effect that characters have with each other in their various episodes. I know what he's doing, and this has never been done on a TV show like this. This makes 'Lost' look like a Spalding Grey monologue. You'll have to watch each episode more than once."
"Arrested Development," canceled by Fox in 2006 after three years, built itself a dedicated cult following after it left the air. For years, fans petitioned the network to bring the series back as a movie. Then, last November, Netflix announced it would be airing a new season of the show online. Fans everywhere rejoiced.
Season 4 of "Arrested Development" is set to premiere early next year on Netflix. The online streaming service plans to make all 13 new episodes available at once, rather than spreading them out over several weeks.
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