Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, the former Fox series stars Jason Bateman, Jeffery Tambor, Portia de Rossi, Jessica Walter, David Cross, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat as the dysfunctional (to put it lightly) Bluth family. Cancelled in 2006 after three seasons, the show has been resurrected for 10 episodes that will follow each character. The new season is expected to bridge the gap between the last season and the long-rumored Arrested Development movie.
Also returning is producer Ron Howard, who will reprise his role as the narrator of the series. Howard will produce with Hurwitz and Troy Miller, while Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will executive produce the new episodes.
Arrested Development‘s fourth season is expected to shoot throughout the fall, and Hurwitz has indicated that he’s willing to extend the series further if the new episodes do well.
Though no premiere date has been announced, the show will return sometime in 2013. Netflix has said it intends to make all 10 episodes available at the same time.