Netflix Expands ‘Arrested Development’s Order to 12-15 Episodes
When Arrested Development comes back in the spring, it’s going to be for a slightly-longer season than everyone had originally thought. Netflix initially ordered a 10-episode fourth season of the critically-acclaimed show, but creator Mitch Hurwitz approached Netflix to ask for more episodes and got his wish, Deadline reports. David Cross told the press a couple months back that the season would be more than 10 episodes, but now it’s official and Netflix has ordered somewhere between 12-15 episodes. Because of the additional episodes, production – which was originally slated to end right after Thanksgiving – is taking a pause while Hurwitz and his team of writers rejigger things for the new episodes. It looks like, despite the delay, the fourth season is still set for a spring debut, when Netflix will release all the episodes at once and these zillions of news stories about the new season will cease.