Filming for the fourth season of Arrested Development kicked off on Tuesday, and the first photo from the set has been released. Star Jason Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth on the series, tweeted a photo from the set Tuesday afternoon, and that photo revealed some pretty cool guest stars from the season premiere.
"First day. Away we go..." Bateman wrote, accompanied by this photograph. There are no Arrested Development stars featured in the set photo, but there are two familiar faces: Adam DeVine and Anders Holm. The actors, stars of the Comedy Central series Workaholics, will be appearing in the premiere in as-yet undisclosed roles. Blake Anderson, the third member of the Workaholics trio, will also be featured in the episode, though he wasn't in Bateman's photograph.
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is a fan of Workaholics and made a guest appearance on the series last year.
The trio are the first confirmed guest stars for Arrested Development's fourth season, which will see the returns of all of the show's original cast members. The season is scheduled to be filmed according to the schedules of all the actors, many of whom have other jobs. The premiere episode, titled "Michael," is the one currently being filmed.
Arrested Development ran for three seasons on FOX before being cancelled in 2006. The show secured a cult status, however, and in 2011 it was announced that the series would be returning for a ten-episode fourth season on Netflix, and then the long-awaited movie that had first been hinted at by Ron Howard in the third season (and then-series) finale.
Workaholics just finished airing its third season last week. Arrested Development season 4 is slated to premiere on Netflix next year.