Everyone’s favourite female comedian (okay so maybe not everyone, but definitely one of my top 10) and “Bridesmaids” star Kirsten Wigg will be joining the highly anticipated revival of “Arrested Development”. Wiig, who spent seven years as a cast member on “SNL” will appear on “Arrested Development” as a younger version of Jessica Walter’s boozy matriarch Lucille Bluth.
The casting of Wiig was likely the result of the influence of “Arrested Development” leading man Jason Bateman, who has a notoriously strong friendship with Wiig off screen in real life. The two also have a bit of an acting history together. Wiig and Bateman co-starred in the comedy films "Paul" in 2011 and "Extract" in 2009.
The fourteen episode fourth season of “Arrested Development” was announced last month, and will be available on Netflix sometime in May. On top of Wiig, the relaunch has racked up some big comedy names. In addition to the return of the show's entire main cast, you can expect to see Seth Rogan, Liza Minnelli (as Lucille ‘2’), Conan O’Brien, John Slattery, Chris Diamantopoulos, Isla Fisher and Terry Crews.
I have a huge girl-crush on Wiig, and anything she appears in is bound to be comedic gold.