Jason Bateman: Michael Bluth 'more pathetic' in new 'Arrested Development'

What will the future hold for the characters of “Arrested Development,” now that the show is returning?

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman gave MTV a preview of the lovable, de facto Bluth patriach Michael Bluth when the cult series returns this May.

"Michael has been a little banged up over the last six years and he's lost a little dignity and he's trying to get his life back together," Bateman said before the Golden Globes. "It's pretty good, he's a little bit more pathetic than the first go-round. Still wearing the same pants though."

The 14 new episodes will debut all at once on Netflix in May. Bateman said it’s not really a fourth season of the show; it’s more of a first act of a story a movie would finish.

"We start a story we don't finish until we're in the movie,” Bateman said. “They all work together, kind of like what they were going to do with Dark Tower or something. It's a hybrid package of entertainment."

Each of the new episodes apparently will focus on only a specific character, and the entire cast will appear together only once- in the finale. Only Michael Bluth will appear in all of the debuting episodes.

- Jason Bateman
- Arrested Development
- Netflix

Written by: KurtK26
Jan 14th, 2013, 12:59 pm

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