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.
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.