“Arrested Development” Gets a Release Month

photo: netflix

photo: netflix

Netflix announced at the Television Critics Association’s winter tour that all 14 new episodes of Arrested Development will arrive at once online at some point in May.

In addition to the original ensemble from the Fox series returning in largely character-centric episodes, guest stars for the relaunch include Liza Minnelli (Lucille Austero), Conan O’Brien, John Slattery, Chris Diamantopoulos, Isla Fisher and Terry Crews.

To celebrate the occasion, creator Mitch Hurwitz screened a deleted scene from season four that showed Lucille Bluth using Buster to hide the fact she was smoking. Because Jessica Walters’ Lucille isn’t allowed to smoke cigarettes in this scene, she tries to hide the fact she is doing it anyways by blowing the smoke into Buster’s mouth as he blows it outside. This apparently happened over and over again until both Walters and Tony Hale broke down laughing.

The reason why Hurwitz showed a deleted scene from season four instead of an actual one is because he doesn’t want the surprise to be ruined. However, even he knows that all the hype will go away quickly when Netflix debuts the entire season on one day.

“There are going to be surprises that will be ruined by spoilers, but that would have happened anyway,” Hurwitz reportedly said. “So it’s happening maybe on one day for hard-core fans, but the stuff just now exists. It just lives out there.”

In addition to the original cast, returning supporting actors Mae Whitman, Andy Richter, Liza Minelli, Judy Greer, Ron Howard, Scott Baio and Henry Winkler will all be back, and newcomers Isla Fisher, Terry Crews, John Slattery, Conan O’Brien and the cast of “Workaholics” will join “Arrested Development” in season four.

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