Reports are beginning to surface that the Arrested Development revival finally has a release target in mind. Spring of 2013 looks to be when all the episodes will be ready to go for Netflix says a spokesman for the streaming service. This is about when it was assumed to release anyways, so no one should be too shocked. Production is ongoing at this time, but there does remain a few questions.
The major one is just how many episodes will be releasing at that time. While it has been confirmed that every season four installment will debut simultaneously, there is word starting to surface that the ten count previously established might go higher. According to series star David Cross in his recent Rolling Stone interview, there could be as many as 13 editions of the beloved comedy to whet fans appetite and the Netflix execs seem to back that sentiment by telling Huffington Post there will be “at least” ten outings.
Another question is whether there will be a boat load of guest stars for the series’ upcoming season. It was recently reported that Mad Men actor John Slattery would be joining the roster, but that has been it in terms of big names. Perhaps there is just too much story to be told for anyone else to be added to the cast in the short-term, but then again this is Arrested Development–a series known for its high-profile additions.
Stars of the Mitchell Hurwitz created series include Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, David Cross, Ron Howard (narrator,) Will Arnett, Tony Hale, and Jeffrey Tambor among others.