Terrific news that should please anyone who remembers "Franklin Comes Alive," master of disguise Gene Parmesan, and Mrs. Featherbottom: "Arrested Development" is back. Production begins today, with all principal cast members expected to return and film the new season for Netflix.
The new installment of Arrested Development for Netflix will begin production [Tuesday]. I’ve learned that the entire cast of Mitch Hurwitz’s cult Fox series — Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale — are all in final negotiations and expected to return.... Howard also is reprising his role as the series’ narrator.
The new season is going to take on a different format than it did for the show's first three years, with the 10 episodes each revolving around a single character. While other characters are expected to provide support, each episode will unmistakably be about only one Bluth. I won't lie and say it doesn't make me a little skeptical, but these guys have shown they know what they're doing before. It's in good hands.
The episodes are expected to air in 2013.