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Arrested Development Season 4 confirmed as a pre-cursor to Movie, 13 episode run kinda confirmed by series creator

Arrested Development Season 4 confirmed as pre-cursor to movie

That’s right, the impending fourth season of Arrested Development is soon to return and now it has been confirmed by series creator Mitchell Hurwitz that it will serve as a pre-cursor to an Arrested Development movie! Can you say awesomeo?

Hurwitz confirmed just over a year ago that the cult comedy series will return for a fourth season in the spring of 2013 after more than 6 years off the air. The new season will be produced by Netflix and is already proving to be something of a hot topic, with fans flocking back in eager support of the show.

For years, there were rumours of a movie adaptation but nothing ever developed and now with the show returning via Netflix as a full season, most considered the movie to be dead in the water.

In an interview with Vulture, Hurwitz confirmed he has a plan:

“The episodes are an outgrowth of the design of what we hope will be the movie. They precede it. They function as an act one of a movie that we all want to do, but haven’t ‘sold’ yet. The episodes take the audience through the experiences of the characters since the family ‘fell apart’ and how they’re brought together to deal with their new problems. I would give you a hint as to what those problems are, but, really, why rob the fans of being disappointed when they see it on Netflix.”

As for the return of Arrested Development in an episodic format, it was said that Netflix initially ordered a ten episode run of the show. Then, David Cross came out and pretty much said he’s under the impression that it’d been extended to a 13 run and fans rejoiced everywhere. But is this actually the case? In the same interview, Hurwitz kinda confirms it:

“We’re definitely shooting some special material just for them. But their whole outlook completely mirrors the ambitions of this show. [Netflix chief content officer] Ted Sarandos and I have really spent a lot of time finding the ideal way to tailor the show to their platform and I think we have something that embraces the new medium.”

What do you think? Can’t wait for the show? Will you be watching? Let me know in the comments section below – it’d be awesome to hear what you have to say!

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