Excitement’s in the air. After years of wishing, hoping and praying, Arrested Development is coming back to TV – well, the internet – well Netflix – this spring. When, exactly, is still a known unknown, but Arrested creator Mitchell Hurwitz recently talked to USA Today about what is in store for the series and the Bluth family.
What’s the overall arc for season four?
“The bigger story is the family has fallen apart at the start of our show,” Hurwitz says. “They all went their own way, without Michael holding them together, so they’re left to their own devices, and they’re not the most successful devices.” The season is designed as a “first act to what we eventually want to do, which is a big movie,” though there’s no guarantee it will ever get made.
As for each episode, how will they be set-up?
“Each individual (episode) kind of depicts what happens in 2006 as the Bluths fled from the law on the Queen Mary” in what was once the series’ finale, then explains what’s happened to them since and leaves them in the present day, he says.
And as if you don’t need another reason to tune into the show, what kind of fix has Hurwitz and Co. put into the season to get you to watch it again, and again?
“The show will look very different,” Hurwitz says, and is being assembled as a “very, very complex puzzle” from scenes shot out of sequence over many months. The true flavor “slowly reveals itself, as the moment you saw in one show will reappear in another show from a different character’s perspective,” he says. “If people watch it all at once, it will seem like a giant Arrested Development. It’s really tailored for Netflix.”
Sounds like good watching. We’ll keep you posted with more news and a release date when we get it.