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Arrested Development Returns In May


Fan favorite and Fox castaway series “Arrested Development” returns to the airwaves in May on Netflix.  There are fourteen (!) new episodes and – get this – they will all be available at the same time.  Hurwitz explained that the premise of the story “…is the family has fallen apart at the start of our show. 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.”

Creator Michael Hurwitz has given us a bit of a guide as to how the newest season is going to play out.  Not to worry – he does it spoiler free.  Here’s what we know so far:

The only way Hurwitz was able to get the cast together again is to dedicate each episode to one character’s point of view. 

Because of the shooting schedule and the availability of the actors, each new episode will be from someone’s point of view.

Michael Cera joined the writers room.

Hurwitz invited Cera to spend time with them and the actor wound up sticking around. “I had some wild ideas that didn’t make it,” Cera demurred. But Hurwitz says the writers came to depend on Cera, who pitched stories and new characters. Said Hurwitz: “Wow,  Arrested Development is like his first language.”

You should watch the episodes in order if possible.

“There is absolutely an order we have put together to create the maximum number of surprises,” Hurwitz said. “That’s part of our storytelling. If you watch in the order we prescribe, you will get to episode 14 and go, Thats why he did that in episode one!

If they can help it, no – or very few – spoilers will be revealed before May.

Why? Because “we want to reward the fans for sticking with us,” Hurwitz said.


How great is that?  I am beyond excited for this.  BEYOND EXCITED!