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Jason Bateman Says the 'Arrested Development' Movie Is At Least a Year or a Year and a Half Away

While 15 new episodes of Arrested Development are set to debut on Netflix on May 26th, there's still no deal in place for the movie that the new episodes set up, and according to Jason Bateman, it's going to be at least a year or a year and a half. While promoting his new movie Disconnect, Bateman told movie site I Am Rogue that the Netflix episodes ask "a bunch of questions that then the movie answers, so it's kind of a package. Unfortunately, there's probably gonna be about a year, maybe a year-and-a-half gap between the two, so you'll end up having to watch these episodes [...]

Mitch Hurwitz Is Confident the 'Arrested Development' Movie Will Happen

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and stars Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor did a panel at South by Southwest this weekend in which they discussed the Arrested Development movie that this upcoming 14-episode Netflix season is leading up to. Despite the fact that no movie deal is in place and the script hasn't been written, Hurwitz says he expects that the gang will be able to get the movie made. "I'm confident that we will succeed at that," Hurwitz predicted, with Arnett adding, "There is a bigger story out there that does exist." He explained further:

"We have nothing else right now. Here’s what we have: we [...]

Netflix Won't Make New 'Arrested Development' Episodes After Season 4

Don't worry, Arrested Development is still set to come back for a 14-episode fourth season this May, but after that, don't expect to see any more new episodes. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings referred to the upcoming season as a "fantastic one-off" at a conference for investors today, adding that the season was made under "non-repeatable circumstances." Hasting continued, "We don't anticipate being able to do seasons five, six, seven. We have less of a stake in it. Arrested Development is a wildly successful tactic as opposed to fundamental to the strategy." A Netflix spokesperson elaborated to The Wall Street Journal that it would be "extremely difficult to [...]

'Arrested Development' Season 4 Episode Titles Revealed

Fox posted the titles for all of Arrested Development's new episodes on a press site last week before quickly taking the info down, but the blog ONTD was sharp enough to grab a screenshot. From the looks of things, there will be 14 episodes in the season (four more than the initial order of 10), with each one centered around a character and some characters receiving two episodes. A release date of May 4th for all the new episodes was also posted on the press site, but Netflix has since disputed that date but not the episode titles. Hit the jump for the leaked photo of the episode [...]

Today in 'Arrested Development': Michael Cera Is a Writer This Season and Lupe Will Be Back

Recurring Arrested Development guest stars like Henry Winkler, Liza Minnelli, and Carl Weathers have all confirmed they're going to be a part of the new season, which is allegedly coming your way via Netflix in April. I exchanged emails today with another Arrested regular, B.W. Gonzalez, who played Lucille's put-upon housekeeper Lupe in all three seasons of the show, to find out if she's coming back too. Gonzalez confirmed that she's appearing in at least one new episode in Season 4, which she filmed in September. Gonzalez is enthusiastic about the quality of the new season, writing  "IMHO – the writing is even better than before and the creative team, [...]

'Arrested Development' Season 4 to Debut on Netflix May 26th; 15 Episodes, Not 14

Netflix finally announced today the exact premiere date of the long-awaited new season of Arrested Development: May 26th. On top of that, they've revealed that Season 4 will be 15 episodes, not 14 as they had previously said in January. All episodes will debut simultaneously on the streaming service at 12:01am PST on Sunday, May 26th. Each episode will focus on one character from the show, with some characters getting two episodes and others just getting one. Other main characters will appear in each other's episodes. Hurwitz has said you can watch the episodes in any order as they all take place simultaneously, but there is an [...]

David Cross Says 'Arrested Development's New Season Will "Redefine What Television Can Be"

Arrested Development's David Cross sure had a lot of nice stuff to say about the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development , which drops its 14 episodes all at once on Netflix in May, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter out today:

"I think when it’s over, they’re gonna be aching. Particularly, this last, fourth season, what Mitch [Hurwitz] did and how he’s able to tell the story through the Netflix model — I think it’s going to redefine what television can be and stories can be and how they’re presented. And I really think it’s gonna be historical in a sense; that we’re gonna look back [...]

Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen Are in the New 'Arrested Development' Season

As if playing Brick Tamland's love interest in Anchorman 2 weren't enough, Kristen Wiig has been added to the cast of another prestigious comedy franchise: Arrested Development. Wiig and Seth Rogen will both have cameos in the upcoming fourth season of AD, which debuts on Netflix in one big 14-episode batch sometime this May. Stop reading this now if you don't want some big spoilers… Vulture reports that Kristen Wiig will be playing a young Lucille Bluth in some kind of flashback sequence, which sounds pretty awesome. No word on who Seth Rogen is playing, but a young George Bluth seems like kind of a stretch. [...]

'Mad Men's John Slattery Discusses His 'Arrested Development' Guest Spot

It was revealed a few months ago that Mad Men star John Slattery would be guest starring in the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development, and just today, Slattery gave an interview to The Huffington Post in which he discussed his experience filming the show (albeit without revealing who his character is or sharing any plot points). It's just nice to hear a talented guy gush about a show we all love. Here's the entire Arrested Development portion of the interview:

How about Arrested Development? You know, I don't really know anything. Since I was on, which was brief, they've probably reconceived the whole thing. Mitch Hurwitz [...]

'Arrested Development's New Season Set for April 2013 Netflix Debut

The Film Stage is reporting that the new season of Arrested Development will be released on Netflix in April of 2013, all at once. While we knew before that the fourth season was coming out at some undetermined point in the spring, April is the first concrete date we've heard. Mitch Hurwitz has also said that the episodes' release might be spread out over several weeks, but this news confirms that they're coming all together, as originally reported. In other Arrested Development news, Conan O'Brien tweeted out this photo, which he's calling the first official picture (I guess all these set photos aren't official) [...]

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Spill Some 'Arrested Development' Season 4 Beans

We reported last year that Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer and producer/narrator Ron Howard are appearing onscreen in the show's run of new Netflix episodes when they drop this May, but now, Howard and Grazer have revealed the nature of their on-camera roles. At a charity event this week, Howard and Grazer mentioned that the show's plot this year will involve their production company Imagine Entertainment turning the Bluth family story into a movie. "One of the very last lines in the show was when [I say], 'I don't think [Arrested Development] is a TV show; maybe it's a movie,'" explained Howard. "So in the new season, [...]

Ben Stiller Will Appear in 'Arrested Development' Season 4 as Tony Wonder

Everyone's second favorite Arrested Development magician is coming back for the new season. Entertainment Weekly reports that Ben Stiller will be returning for a guest spot in one of the upcoming fourth season's 14 episodes as David Blaine-esque pro magician Tony Wonder. There's no word on how Tony Wonder fits into the plot. Stiller originated the character in a Season Two episode of Arrested Development and made a brief cameo in Season Three. Other guest stars in the upcoming fourth season include Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, Maria Bamford, John Slattery, Ben Schwartz, Conan O'Brien, and tons of other people we don't know about. The new season [...]

'Arrested Development' Will Debut 14 Episodes in May and Highlights from the TCA Panel

Netflix held an Arrested Development panel today at the Television Critics Association tour, with Mitch Hurwitz and all of the cast but David Cross and Tony Hale present. Prior to the panel, Netflix confirmed that the new season will be 14 episodes and that they will debut all at once sometime in May (though no official date has been set). Here are some highlights from the Arrested Development panel (via Alan Sepinwall at Hitfix):

  • "Listen, [the new season] didn't seem as impossible to me until we got into it, and I realized how impossible it was. I'm close to all these people, [...]

Newsman John Beard Will Be Back for 'Arrested Development' Season 4

We've already learned that beloved Arrested Development characters like Barry Zuckerkorn, Lucille 2, and Ann Veal are returning for the new season in the spring, but what about some of the show's minor characters? John Beard, a real-life newsman who played the Bluths' local anchorman throughout Arrested Development's run, confirms to Splitsider that he'll be back for season four. "I will tell you from what I've seen so far they may be even funnier than before!" says Beard, who didn't give any more details. Beard, who was the real local Fox news guy in Southern California during Arrested Development's run, appeared in 15 episodes of the show, the most [...]