The Arrested Development reunion has gathered momentum this week thanks to an appearance by the show’s creator Mitch Hurwitz and several cast members at an event in Las Vegas.
Hurwitz was joined onstage by Will Arnett, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter at the National Association of Broadcasters convention where he outlined the plan for the series revival.
It was confirmed that all ten episodes of the new fourth season will premiere on Netflix on a single day sometime next year.
Production on the new episodes is scheduled to begin midway through this year.
Hurwitz said his original plan was to make the revival like an anthology, with each of the ten episodes telling a story about a specific character.
“That is now kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again,” Hurwitz said.
The reason for the change of plan is to take advantage of the fact all of the new episode will premiere at the same time, rather than as a traditional season over several months.
“There’s going to be some mystery sprinkled throughout this [but] instead of watching one a week and try to get ahead of it, the hope is [fans] will watch them all together and then go back and look for clues and connections,” Hurwitz said.
“We’d also like to use the technology to provide additional material, where you might be able to access another part of the story.”
No mention was made of a movie to follow the new season, although strong rumours have been circulating that this will be the case.
Hurwitz did however say that he would be open to more seasons in the future.
“We would love this to be the first of many visits,” he said.