“Arrested Development” Filming to Start in Four Weeks

The Bluths are back. The fourth season of Arrested Development is to commence filming in four weeks time, it was announced.

Star Jason Bateman, who plays Micheal Bluth in the dysfunctional family comedy tweeted on Wednesday; “Taken at AD mission control, today! All systems are go. Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks. Woo!”

The announcement was accompanied by a photograph of the actor, alongside director Ron Howard, and creator Mitch Hurwitz.

The series, despite being highly critically regarded, failed to attract a large audience, leading it to be axed following the end of it’s third season in 2006.

Season four, which will be exclusive to content streaming service Netflix will consist of 10 episodes, and like a digital boxset, released at the same time.

With rumors that development of the Arrested Development movie is in full swing, it’s great news for fans, and Netflix’s involvement will prove interesting for those wondering about the future of TV distribution.

With a tentative release date of 2013, we’ll have to wait a short while before we can see it. Until then, Gob’s not on board..

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