The Entire ‘Arrested Development’ Cast is Signed On for New Netflix Season

Arrested DevelopmentBack in the fall, announcements were made about Mitchell Hurwitz’s revival of his Arrested Development family in a new ten-episode season via Netflix, which would serve to detail what has been going on with each of the Bluths since we last left them back in 2006. The season would lead up to the movie that has been discussed with varying degrees of optimism since the last line of the series finale. Although they were practically swearing to us that it was for real this time, I’m sure there were a good deal of us die-hard Arrested Development fans who still held onto our jagged skepticism, sure that this was just another empty promise. But skepticism seems to be a hard thing to hold onto with evidence like this: the entire Arrested Development cast is officially signed on to do the new season.

The whole family is in: Jason Bateman (Michael), Michael Cera (George Michael), Portia de Rossi (Lindsay), Will Arnett (GOB), Tony Hale (Buster), Alia Shawkat (Maeby), Jeffrey Tambor (George Sr.), Jessica Walter (Lucille), and, of course, David Cross (Tobias). If you’re like me, then you’re experiencing near-manic bouts of elation as a result of this news.

The new season will, indeed, be ten episodes long and will broadcast via Netflix. Series writer Dean Lorey confirmed the casting news, and announced that he, Hurwitz and series writer/producer Jim Vallely are presently working on the new season. Lorey adds that we should expect to see the episodes in 2013.

It stands to wonder what other of our favorite supporting characters might be involved? Barry Zuckerkorn? Kitty Sanchez? Lucille 2? Bob Loblaw? Wayne Jarvis? J. Walter Weatherman? Franklin Delano Bluth? Who is the supporting character you’d most like to see return in the new season of Arrested Development?

Source: HuffPo

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.