The highly anticipated fourth season of Arrested Development is currently being shot. It was initially announced that we would get 10 new episodes in the season, but you know what's better than 10? How about 13?! That's right, according to one of the stars, David Cross, there's so much story to tell that they may end up making 3 extra episodes to tell it! Here's what he had to say in a recent interview with Rolling Stone when he was asked if 10-episodes was still the plan,
I think it's going to be 13 episodes, not 10. There's too much story. Some characters will have two-parters. Everybody sort of participates, sometimes in a bigger way and sometimes in a tiny little thread that goes through everybody else's stories.
When asked about the new series being more serialized he said,
I'm not gonna divulge anything, but I know what the stories are and what Mitch [Hurwitz] is doing, and it's so layered. It's really audacious and amazing. I think a lot of people will miss the work that is involved, the story, the Venn diagrams that are being created, the domino effect that characters have with each other in their various episodes. I know what he's doing, and this has never been done on a TV show like this. This makes Lost look like a Spaulding Grey monologue. You'll have to watch each episode more than once.
It's going to be awesome to see all of these character back together. I'm looking forward to seeing where they are in their lives. I love the humor in the series and it sounds like that is something that won't be lost. As of right now, no release date has been announced, but all of the episodes are expected to be released at once on Netflix in early 2013! It's incredibly exciting!
Here's a couple more photos tweeted out by Ron Howard recently...