The years of worrying whether or not there will ever been a "next Arrested Development" for Ron Howard to forecast are behind us. We now know yes, thanks to Netflix, there will be more Arrested Development--and thanks to the ever-inquisitive mind of Al Roker, we also know it's shooting this summer. But when will it come, what form will it take, and will Scott Baio be involved? Series creator Mitch Hurwitz has provided us those answers.
Speaking at an event in Las Vegas (as documented by Vulture), Hurwitz yesterday revealed that the entirety of the new season of Arrested Development will hit Netflix all at once. Mirroring the harmony of a choreographed mass chicken dance, the episodes will be littered with "clues and connections" that sync up when the season is revisited and considered as a whole. The episodes were originally intended to break the old format and each highlight a particular character, but Hurwitz explained they're now "kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again," which is fine, as the old show was pretty solid.
While Steve Holt's participation is still in question, Hurwitz did confirm the return of Bob Loblaw, saying:
"We will bring him back. It's kind of a one-joke thing. But if you guys don't mind bringing it back, we'll give it to you."
We do not mind. And Baio's post-Development career especially does not mind.
Expect the new episode deluge sometime next year. If it's well-received, Hurwitz "would love this to be the first first of many visits." This could be but the beginning of constantly worrying about another season of Arrested Development for years to come.