Big news "Arrested Development" fans! The Bluth family may be hitting your TV sooner than you thought!
Cancelled in 2006, the Fox sitcom "Arrested Development" is making a comeback through an unusual channel...Netflix. If you're a subscriber (or looking to subscribe when the series returns) then we have an important time frame for you. Mark your calendars because Netflix confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that season four of "Arrested Development" will be unveiled in Spring 2013.
Having only known that the series would be released in 2013, a confirmed season gives fans plenty of time to whip out the vodka and "blue themselves." The news of a 2013 Netflix premiere may also suggest that the highly discussed "Arrested Development" movie would hit the big screen in the summer of 2013.
Before filming for the new season began earlier this month, Screenrant.com reported that "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz teased fans that the fourth season would air before the movie, which has been in the works for quite some time.
"We're trying to do a limited-run series into the movie," Hurwitz had said of the series. "We're basically hoping to do 9 or 10 episodes, with almost one character per episode."
Hurwitz has stuck with the "almost one character per episode," with the first revealed through Twitter to be about Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman). As for the "9 or 10" episodes, fans are going to get a little more than that.
David Cross, who plays Tobias Funke on the series, revealed to Rolling Stone that instead of the promised 10 episodes, "Arrested Development" would be growing to 13.
"There's too much story," Cross explained. "Some characters will have two-parters. Everybody sort of participates, sometimes in a bigger way and sometimes in a tiny little thread that goes through everybody else's stories."
As for the show moving to Netflix, Cross is happy with the new partnership.
"Netflix is great. They don't meddle at all. They know what they want. They're happy to have it," said Cross. "The idea of Fox and NBC and being kind of studio-or network-loyal is absurd. People don't give a s**t. What is it? It's on the plane. It's on Netflix. It's on Hulu. It's on YouTube. It's on the Internet. That's how people watch TV."
While news on season four of "Arrested Development" is easy to come by, fans will have to wait a little longer for some "Arrested Development movie updates.
Are you excited about the spring 2013 return of "Arrested Development?"
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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