The much-anticipated fourth season of the sitcom Arrested Development will be premiering on May 1 in its entirety, and excitement for the series is building to a steady boil. The series, which was cancelled by FOX in 2006, has only become more beloved in the six-and-a-half years since, and the fact that Netflix will be bringing us fourteen more episodes of the series is major news for a lot of fans.
Of course, there's always the risk that any revival can disappoint, that it won't live up to our expectations or fond, rose-colored memories. Speaking to THR, star David Cross has assured us that it's not the case at all. In fact, he assures us that it's just the opposite. He deems Arrested Development season 4 "revolutionary" for the medium.
"Particularly, this last, fourth season, what [creator] Mitch [Hurwitz] did and how he’s able to tell the story through the Netflix model -- I think it’s going to redefine what television can be and stories can be and how they’re presented. And I really think it’s gonna be historical in a sense; that we’re gonna look back on it in 10, 20, 30 years, and it will be a very important thing that Mitch and Netflix have done."
That's some major hype-building from Cross, who plays analrapist (analyst/therapist) wannabe actor Tobias Funke on the series.
Cross also shared that there's no guarantee of a follow-up movie, even after Netflix's assertion that it would not produce a fifth season of the series. "In fact, the initial idea was that we do this season, and then it would lead up to what would be its own one-off movie that would be a conclusion to the stories being told in this, for lack of a better word, season," he said. But are there any plans for that at the moment? "Oh nothing, nothing at all. No."
You can read more of the interview with Cross here.
Arrested Development season 4 premieres May 1 on Netflix.