‘Arrested Development’ To Premiere Entire Season Four At Once

Netflix's Ted Sarandos confirms all 10 episodes will air on a single day in 2013.
By Fallon Prinzivalli

"Arrested Development" cast
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Yes, "Arrested Development" fans, you read that correctly. When the Bluth family returns to the small screen for the long-awaited fourth season, they'll occupy your attention for quite a few hours.

Vulture reports that at a Netflix-sponsored event in Vegas, the movie website's chief, Ted Sarandos, confirmed all 10 episodes will air in a single day in 2013. We expect the world to go into hibernation.

When MTV News spoke to Michael Cera about the Bluth family reunion earlier this year, we asked him when production is set to start. "I've heard summer," the actor said. "So hopefully that's going to happen."

Looks like Cera heard correctly. The show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, was also in attendance at the Netflix event and confirmed the time frame. But to make the news even more exciting, he also passed along a little episode information. While he initially planned each episode to revolve around a specific character, the creator says: "That is now kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again."

Because the season will premiere all at once, Hurwitz wants to take advantage of the unique release and likes the idea of modifying the show's original format. "There's something exciting about trying to break the form again," he told reporters.

So, what does the revival hold for the characters? When we caught up with Alia Shawkat and asked her about Maeby's future, she had some ideas.

"She'd be my age [by now]," 23-year-old Shawkat said. "She probably wouldn't go to college. She's probably figured out some weird schemes to get money really fast, and she probably has a buzzed head and is dating some French painter."

But note: the French painter is not going to be George Michael in a fedora working on a paint-by-numbers. "[It] feels kind of creepy. I love [Cera], but the whole first-cousin thing..."

Either way, we're sure the writers will come up with more exciting and insane ways to give us the Bluth family antics we know and love. And when the season finally does arrive, we'll be on the couch all day.

Are you excited for season four of "Arrested Development"? Let us know in the comments!

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