When Arrested Development returns for it’s highly anticipated fourth season on Netflix’s streaming service this coming spring, there’s going to be a few more episodes than we all expected. Instead of the previously announced 10, creator and producer Mitch Hurwitz, will drop anywhere from 12 to 15 episodes.
Although Arrested Development castmember David Cross did say in an interview this past summer that there would be more than 10 episodes, we now have more specifics. “I’ve learned that, during production on the 10 new episodes ordered by Netflix, Hurwitz shot more material than planned and also came up with ideas for additional scenes and storylines,” Nellie Andreeva writes for Deadline, adding that show production was to wrap after Thanksgiving but was extended and will continue in late January. “I hear 20th TV at the end of last week decided to pause production so Hurwitz can review the footage already in the can and take his time figuring out the best way to incorporate the new arcs. Once he is done, the studio will begin working on securing the actors needed.”
Netflix has since confirmed the order for additional episodes though won’t specify how many. So, hooray and stuff!
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