After four months officially filming, 2013 boasts one big and long awaited return as Arrested Development rises from the television graveyard with a fourth season next Spring. But for the longest time while we've had a release window, it's when exactly we can expect the new episodes to premiere that have had some fans impatient. Now it seems we can rejoice with one final announcement before the year runs out as it seems a date has finally arrived for The Bluth's return.
According to Bleeding Cool, Arrested Development Season 4 will officially premiere on Netflix Saturday May 4th. This comes after a report surfaced earlier this month that the fourth season would be coming in April, before Netflix officially greenlit additional episodes set to move into production next month.
The information is said to have been posted on press site FoxFast before being taken down, with a confirmation of 14 episodes set to all premiere on the same date. Screen captures of the premiere/episode info were posted by ONTD, but we'll update with an official announcement from Fox or Netflix when (or if) it surfaces.
UPDATE: Huffington Post has just posted the following, saying "For what it’s worth, Netflix says the Arrested Development info isn’t accurate. They could be just saving face, but just thought I’d pass it along…" We'll bring you more as it develops.
In addition to the premiere date, the episode titles for each installment were revealed which details exactly which episode will revolve around each member of the Bluth family and which of the members will be getting multiple outings for an expanded story:
- Michael 1
- Michael 2
- George Sr. 1
- George Sr. 2
- Lindsay 1
- Lindsay 2
- George Michael 1
- George Michael 2
- Gob 2
Why are the two Gob episodes split as opposed to the other two-parters? That has yet to be determined. While Gob's second story might serve as a better season finale, creator Mitch Hurtwitz has hinted that fans can play episodes in any order they see fit, with hidden jokes and gags present for fans upon multiple viewings.
Featuring returning guest stars Henry Winkler, Mae Whitman, Scott Baio, Judy Greer, Liza Minnelli, Carl Weathers and Andy Richter with newcomers Conan O'Brien, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Ben Schwartz, John Slattery, Terry Crews, Isla Fisher and more, we'll keep you updated with more details as we move into the new year.
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