Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has revealed more details about the show's upcoming fourth season, which will premiere exclusively on Netflix sometime early next year.
The entire 10-Episode 4th Season will be hitting Netflix all at once, on the SAME DAY. Hurwitz said, "There's going to be some mystery sprinkled throughout this, but instead of watching one a week and try to get ahead of it... the hope is that fans will watch them all together and then go back and look for clues and connections."
No specific release date has been announced, but production is set to begin this summer.
Mitch also vaguely talked about using "technology to provide additional material, where you might be able to access another part of the story." This sounds like it could mean releasing some sort of bonus content online, possibly along the lines of what BD-Live is for Blu-ray discs, but he didn't elaborate.
In past interviews he's stated that the plan was to have each of the episodes focus on a specific character, like an anthology, but it sounds like that isn't happening anymore. Hurwitz said, "It's evolving into becoming more like the old show again."
Of course there's also supposed to be an Arrested Development MOVIE that would come out after the Netflix season, but Hurwitz didn't mention anything about that this time around.
But possibly the biggest news to come out of this most recent interview is that he's open to doing additional seasons on Netflix. Mitch said, "We would love this to be the first of many visits."
As previously reported, all the main characters will be back, but Hurwitz didn't address the status of the minor characters... except to say that Scott Baio's Bob Loblaw will be returning.
Netflix is currently streaming the entire first three seasons of Arrested Development.