Netflix pinched us again today to see if we were dreaming, but the return of Arrested Development is apparently very real. The on-demand video and DVD-delivery service woke up early in the morning to announce the comedy’s return date: Sunday, May 26. Convenient for binge watchers, since that’s over Memorial Day weekend.
On that day at 12:01am Pacific Time, all episodes of the cult comedy’s miraculous fourth season will be released on Netflix for Netflix subscribers. What’s more, the episode count has been increased from 14 to 15. As previously announced, each episode will focus on one character, with a larger story unfolding from different perspectives.
Two more new faces are joining the Bluths for the upcoming Netflix season of Arrested Development.
Isla Fisher and Terry Crews will guest-star on the fourth season of the dysfunctional family comedy, Zap2it.com reports. There’s no word on who they will be playing, but they’ve already started shooting their scenes, according to the site.
Fisher and Crews join fellow newbie John Slattery, as well as returning guest stars Liza Minnelli, Henry Winkler, Judy Greer and Scott Baio.
Arrested Development Season 4 will air exclusively on Netflix next spring.
Tiio Horn has joined the cast of Hemlock Grove as a Gypsy witch-prostitute whose confidence games are a mask for dark supernatural abilities.
Horn joins Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgard and Lili Taylor
At some point, you can stop pinching yourself. But until then, we’ll bask in any and all photos and tweets — such as these from executive producer/narrator Ron Howard and cast member Jason Bateman — that double-secret confirm the long, long-rumored return of Arrested Development.
In a series of messages shared via Twitter on Tuesday evening, Howard offered a peek into the writers room, where AD‘s 10-episode Netflix resurrection is being brainstormed, saying: “Arrested Development for Netflix. IT’S ALIVE.”
Howard subsequently posted the above photo of him with Bateman and the series’ creator, saying, “Mitch [Hurwitz] let Jason and I in on some of the twists and turns ahead. Hilarious.”
Bateman simultaneously tweeted his own photo of the trio, effusing, “All systems are go. Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks. Woo!”
As previously reported, all 10 new Season 4 episodes of Arrested Development will be released at once, sometime next year on Netflix.
Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, The Bridge) has joined the Netflix series Hemlock Grove as Sheriff Sworn, the local lawman investigating a young girl’s gruesome murder in a Pennsylvania steel town. Based on a novel by Brian McGreevy, Hemlock Grove stars Famke Janssen and Dougray Scott, and the initial episode will be directed by Eli Roth. The Gaumont International series begins filming next week in Toronto.
Six Feet Under alum Lili Taylor will play a Gypsy mother in Netflix’s upcoming original series Hemlock Grove, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Exec-produced by horror-movie master Eli Roth and Gaumont International TV, Hemlock is a murder mystery/class warfare tale. When a young girl is killed, both a Gypsy teen (Terra Nova’s Landon Liboiron) and a spoiled young man (Bill Skarsgard, brother of True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard) are suspects in her death.
Taylor will recur as Liboiron’s mother, whose way of life is anathema to the rich teen’s mom, played by Famke Janssen (Nip/Tuck). In addition, Desperate Housewives’ Dougray Scott will play Janssen’s character’s brother-in-law, and Australian actresses Freya Tingley and Penelope Mitchell will portray a self-described novelist and the rich teen’s cousin, respectively.
In addition to Hemlock, subscription site Netflix has plans to offer new episodes of the cult comedy Arrested Development; House of Cards, a Kevin Spacey-led adaptation of a British miniseries; and Orange Is the New Black, a women’s-prison comedy helmed by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan.