Okay, you knew that Arrested Development got picked up by Netflix, right? And that an entire fourth season of the beloved show is going to be available on May 26? Well, as if that wasn't exciting enough, there have been some recent, ah, developments since the original announcement that all 10 episodes would be released on the same day. As Netflix joked, they made a "huge mistake" in the number of episodes -- there are actually going to be 15 total installments premiering exclusively via their instant streaming service on the 26th. Hooray!
Also, it's just been announced that a familiar face from another beloved TV comedy series will be joining the already-amazing cast of guest stars. ALSO, Netflix released a genius outtake clip from the new season that's an absolute must-see sneak peek at the hilarity to come. Check it out!
First, the newest guest star: it's none other than John Krasinski from The Office. Aw, who doesn't love Jim Halpert? Krasinski is wrapping up The Office this month with a series finale on May 16, but you won't have to wait long to see him again, since he's set to appear in one of the new Arrested Development episodes. No word on which one or what sort of role he'll play, but I'm sure he'll be a fantastic addition. Krasinski will be joining Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Conan O'Brien, and Isla Fisher, so I'd say the guest star roster is shaping up quite nicely.
Now for the sneak peek clip! This outtake scene was screened during panels at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour and SXSW, and it features Lucille and Buster Bluth in a rather ... dysfunctional moment:
Oh, BLUTHS. I have missed you so.
Finally, the much-adored cast reunited in L.A. last night for the season 4 premiere, and in addition to providing a slew of amazing photo opportunities (please enjoy this random picture of an ostrich walking the red carpet), they dished about what's to come:
It's been what, seven years, and time has not been kind to him or anyone else in the family. So we're all kind of a little banged up. -- Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth)
The show we're doing, it's 15 episodes. Together they sort of become one giant Arrested Development that slowly unfolds … everybody kind of has their own chapter in it. (...) Everybody has gone out on a limb on this thing, in a very major way. We're doing something that I think is very new. -- creator Mitch Hurwitz
If there is a movie, I think we've kind of caught the audience up from 2006 to 2012. I think that was the purpose of this series. And now by the end of this series we'll be in current time. That's all I know. -- Portia De Rossi (Lindsay Bluth Fünke)
It was divine to put that hook back on. -- Tony Hale (Buster Bluth)
Are you looking forward to seeing the fourth season of Arrested Development?
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