The Bluths are coming back in 2013, when the long-awaited fourth season of Arrested Development premieres on Netflix. But they won't be the only ones arriving, according to executive producer Ron Howard. There will be some new faces in the mix, too.
In an interview with MTV News, Howard promised "brand-new pun-filled situations and characters that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Bob Loblaw and the Surrogate." Those are lofty promises, of course, but since Bob Loblaw was mentioned, we're going to take him seriously. Speaking of which, here's hoping that attorney makes a return appearance in the show's new season.
Workaholics stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm were recently spotted on the set of the new season, appearently playing new characters who will make their debut appearance in the season premiere.
According to Howard, who also serves as the show's narrator, by introducing new characters, Arrested Development is taking a step forward, not just going for the nostalgia element. "[Creator] Mitch [Hurwitz] isn't trying to recreate something," he explained. "It's been away for a while, and part of the fun that Mitch has been mining and exploiting is, what's new to discover about these people? What's delightfully unchanged? He and the writing staff and the actors have a fantastic sense of that. They're pretty brazen, pretty bold and fearless. That's what made the show into something that fans really kept alive."
Filming began earlier this month, and Howard calls the new scripts "hilarious." "[Season 4] cool and bold and funny, and out there taking chances, just like it always did," he said.
Arrested Development season 4 will premiere on Netflix in 2013.