And it turns out…
According to the hunk:
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Reason #651 we're thrilled to have averted the Mayan Apocalypse: The return of Arrested Development!
After years of sleepless nights caused mostly by lack of Jason Bateman and Michael Cera, we're only four months away from AD's return to
the small screen whichever screen hooks up to your Netflix account!
Though the critically-adored show was cancelled back when Justin Bieber was still a tween, it was never forgotten.
On the contrary, diehard fans begged and pleaded and promised to wash the luxury sedans of network bigwigs.
These execs cared greatly about profits, just a little bit about freshly polished rims, and not even a smidgeon about whether Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand would ever reopen for business.
The Gods were kind, however, as Netflix miraculously teamed up with series creator Mitch Hurowitz to reunite the entire ensemble cast for a 14-episode season set to drop in May.
It's been seven years, though — so don't expect the show to be exactly the same as it was!
In an interview yesterday, Mitch discussed several changes.
The Good News:
Arrested Development is getting more episodes!
Filming on the ten planned episodes of the upcoming Netflix revival went so well, it inspired show creator Mitch Hurwitz to write even MORE episodes!
How many? A Netflix spokesperson said:
Hint: It's not the cardboard cutout of Logan Lerman!
No, Emma Watson didn't make the cut either. Though we're sure Tobias Funke would LOVE to stuff Hermione's magic wand up eight inches up his… uhh, nevermind!
It wouldn't suck to have Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev sling frozen bananas on Newport Beach, but it ain't her!
It's Mae Whitman!!
The actress played
We've seen pics from the Arrested Development set, but now we're getting some commentary from the guy who's voice we can't wait to hear when the 4th season premieres on Netflix next year!
Ron Howard spoke with MTV recently and promised that the revival of the cult comedy will be just as "hilarious" as it was before!
The executive producer and narrator of the show expressed his own gratitude for the show's return by saying:
We can't stop slurping up all this sweet and savory Arrested Development deliciousness!!
Each new photo, tweet, and scrap of news is like Viagra to our funny boner!
We stumbled across this picture of Michael Cera attempting to woo a lady on a college campus from the back of not just any Segway, but GOB's Segway, and we just KNEW this was the work of Arrested Development!!
Sure enough, Michael and Jason Bateman filmed another scene yesterday in El Lay for the show's highly anticipated 4th season!
Leave it to
Ah! This is better than finding out your cousin was adopted!
We just found some new pics from the set of the new season of Arrested Development! OMG, that feels so wonderful to say.
Our spies caught
Michael Bluth Jason Bateman dressed like a nerd (so that hasn't changed), strolling onto the set studying his HIGHlariooos lines.
Portia de Rossi and David Cross were also spotted trolling the set. But so far, there has been no sign of Michael's dos hermanos.
Earlier this week, Jason tweeted a couple pics of Michael Cera causing a little trouble around the unfinished set.
Ch-Ch-Check em out (below) — or we'll tell father!!
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Is that a banana in your pocket or are you happy to see us??
That is a banana! From Bluth's Frozen Banana Stand!
We're positively overwhelmed with feelings of joyfully delicious wonderment because, after a six year depressballz hiatus, Arrested Development returns to the small screen!
Fox, series creator Mitch Hurwitz, and new broadcast partner Netflix rounded up the same cast and crew for a new season to begin production TODAY!