Back 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?