It was only back in October that Netflix announced it would be reviving the comedy series Arrested Development. But it's now official - the entire crew is back! The original cast of the show - Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat & Jessica Walter will be returning for all ten episodes of the new season, which is expected to debut on Netflix in 2013. According to series creator Mitchell Hurwitz, the fourth season will lay the groundwork for the much anticipated movie that fans have been waiting for. Hurwitz will be teaming up with James Vallely & Dean Lorey, both of whom served as writers and co-executive producers for the show until its cancellation back in 2006.
On his blog, writer Dean Lorey wrote, "We’re really doing this thing. Mitch Hurwitz, Jim Vallely and I are off writing the new season of ARRESTED to premiere on Netflix in 2013. The original cast is back. There are offices and parking spaces. We’re shooting this year. I wish I could give more specifics but, for the moment, even the schedule is being kept under wraps. But it’s happening and it’s great to be back with my pals from the show. More later as it becomes okay to release further details…"
Arrested Development garnered critical acclaim and developed a significant cult following since its debut back in 2003. The show received six Emmy awards and was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME."