Netflix’s Arrested Development trailer was released late Sunday, giving fans the first peek at what they can expect from the Bluth family in the upcoming fourth season of the resurrected cult television program.
From the video, a few things are clear. All of the original Bluth family members are back, including: Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), George Michael (Michael Cera), Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Portia de Rosie), Tobias Fünke (David Corss), Maeby Fünke (Alia Shawkat), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and Gob Bluth (Will Arnett). Neurotic secretary Kitty Sanchez (Judy Greer) also makes an appearance.
It appears, from the trailer, that Michael has made good on his threats to leave the family and move to Phoenix, Az., Tobias hasn’t given up on his dream of acting, and George Michael and Maeby could rekindle their awkward cousinly romance while sharing a college dorm.
Arrested Development was cancelled by Fox in 2006 after three seasons. Though the comedy was a niche hit, it never found wide-spread success. The final episode of the third season leaves the possibility open for an Arrested Development movie, which fans have been speculating about since the show ended.
However, fans shouldn’t expect to see all of the above-mentioned characters in the same scene during Season 4. As Maclean’s television writer Jamie Weinman explains:
“…even though the Netflix run of Arrested Development is being called a fourth season, it’s really more like a series of webisodes: budget and scheduling didn’t make it possible to do full-fledged episodes with every character putting in an appearance, so they decided to do episodes focusing on individual characters and link them together by having plot points cross over from one episode into another, sort of like that Simpsons “Trilogy of Error” episode, except with 14 segments.”
The episodes start streaming on May 26.