Mitchell Hurwitz knows why you always leave a note. After seven long years off the air, the long-awaited fourth season of “Arrested Development” finally premiered on Netflix Sunday, and series creator Hurwitz couldn’t be happier about it.

To show his gratitude for “Arrested Development” fans’ years of hard work and dedication to the show, Hurwitz, who created “Arrested Development” back in 2003, posted a moving handwritten letter on Facebook addressed to all the show’s fans (among others). In the span of a few hours, the note has already picked up 11,000 likes and almost 1,500 shares.

In the letter, Hurwitz acknowledged that the “Arrested Development” fourth season would have never happened without fans’ dedication to the show, as they spread the word about it online and in person. And, of course, like just about everything else related to “Arrested Development,” Hurwitz’s note is hilarious as well.

The letter’s text appears in its entirety below, in case you can’t make out Hurwitz’s handwriting in the photograph. (And if you’re interested in reliving what’s happened in “Arrested Development” season four so far, check out the IBTimes “Arrested Development” recaps.)


To our friends, fans, supporters, detractors, haters, enemies, and arch enemies,

I’m writing on behalf of everyone who has worked so hard to bring back a show that’s very special to us to say thank you for your ardent support of this show with the exception of the haters, detractors, etc.

We are also grateful for another chance to bring these characters to life and could not have dones [sic] so without your consistent effort to “spread the word” about it. Although obviously in the case of the enemies, the words you spread were “don’t watch this show!” You know I probably shouldn’t have even included them in the salutation -- but I’m writing this in ink + making all sorts of mistakes. Did you notice the “s” at the end of the word “done”?

Anyway -- it’s been our great joy to bring this to you on Netflix where you can access it whenever and however you want.

Except, you know, it’s really meant to be watched in order.

And you really should watch them all -- because they build and, I’m just saying “eventually.” If you can. All 15.

But really this is yours now.

Except for the obvious copyright issues. And you have to subscribe to Netflix.

So it’s not completely yours I guess.

I’m not going to write in ink anymore.

I love don’t know you,

Mitch Hurwitz

Creator: Arrested Development