SXSW 2013: Arrested Development stars address rumors about upcoming season
At SXSW over the weekend, Arrested Development stars Jeffrey Tambor and Will Arnett along with show creator Mitch Hurwitz answered fan questions and premiered clips from the upcoming 4th season on Netflix.
The Arrested Development Q&A at Samsung Galaxy HQ in Austin put to rest all the crazy rumors that have been flying around the web like “Arrested D isn’t returning because Michael Cera doesn’t want to do it,” “Dan Harmon is joining the writing team,” or “the show will return with a Ron Howard directed trilogy.”
While not all our questions were answered, here’s what we know for sure. First, the 4th season will certainly be released on Netflix all at once in May. The season will consist of 14 episodes NOT 10 episodes with each episode focusing on a specific character. Second, Michael Cera is joining the writing team. Lastly, that movie we’ve all been hoping for is completely predicated on approval from FOX, according to Paste Magazine.
Looks like the prospect of seeing the Bluth Banana Stand on the big screen isn’t happening anytime soon. Hurwitz conveyed he hasn’t written a screenplay or tried to pitch ideas to any movie executives. So…good luck with that.
Hurwitz also addressed running themes and secondary characters from the show.
“We wanted to avoid doing a greatest hits,” Hurwitz said. “But there will definitely be rewarding little things for fans.”
And that show clip? An unedited clip of Arrested D gold that involved Lucille smoking on a balcony with Buster inhaling the smoke and blowing it out that culminated in a near kiss by the mother and son (sorry no clip, Hurwitz made everyone in attendance not record anything).
Will George and Maeby finally hook up? Did Anyong truly avenge his grandfather? What is Steve Holt doing? So many unanswered questions that will hopefully be cleared up in May!