Arrested Development's fourth season is in the midst of filming, and nearly every week some absolutely fantastic news about the revived sitcom is revealed. Just last week it was revealed that Mad Men star John Slattery would be appearing in a recurring role throughout the season. If that wasn't enough for you, how about this fantastic news: David Cross, who plays Tobias Funke on the series, has alleged that there's going to be even more Arrested Development season 4 that we previously thought! Why? Because there's just too much for ten episodes!
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the actor (and occasional Analrapist), explained that the season would be stretched out. "I think it's going to be 13 episodes, not 10," he said. "There's too much story. Some characters will have two-parters. Everybody sort of participates, sometimes in a bigger way and sometimes in a tiny little thread that goes through everybody else's stories."
And not only will there be more episodes -- Cross promises lots and lots of the show's trademark complexity, though to a degree we've never seen before.
"I'm not gonna divulge anything, but I know what the stories are and what Mitch [Hurwitz] is doing, and it's so layered," he said. "It's really audacious and amazing. I think a lot of people will miss the work that is involved, the story, the Venn diagrams that are being created, the domino effect that characters have with each other in their various episodes. I know what he's doing, and this has never been done on a TV show like this. This makes Lost look like a Spalding Grey monologue. You'll have to watch each episode more than once."
If this doesn't make you the most excited person within a three-mile radius of where you are right now, you're probably near some Arrested Development fans.
The need for multiple viewings should come as a comfort to those concerned about the fact that all of season 4 will be released at once -- not only will you get to marathon them once, you'll be able to watch them over and over!
Arrested Development season 4 will premiere on Netflix sometime next year. Can you contain yourself?