(NEW YORK) — At long last, Arrested Development is back. Seven years after the cult comedy was cancelled by Fox, Netflix will launch a fourth season this Sunday.
The 15 new episodes, which will be made available all at once, will catch up with the dysfunctional Bluth family. All of the original cast members will reprise their roles, including Michael Cera, who plays George-Michael Bluth, the reserved son of Jason Bateman’s Michael Bluth who has a crush on his cousin.
The show will pick up in 2013 — not in 2006, when it was cancelled.
“They’re basically living in today, now,” Cera explains. “And we sort of go back and catch up from where they left off. You kind of run through the past six years with all of them, bring everyone up to speed, and then the story kind of begins, goes from there.”
Though the 24-year-old Cera now has a successful movie career, having starred in Juno, Superbad, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and other comedies, he’s been open to an Arrested Development reunion since the show was taken off the air.
Cera tells ABC News Radio, “It was easy to say yes for six years and just keep wondering when it was gonna actually come true. You say yes, and then a year goes by and you figure, oh, that wasn’t real, and people keep asking about it, and then I didn’t believe it was going to happen until we actually were shooting.”
Cera likes the fact that Arrested Development fans can watch the new season in only a couple of sittings. He says, “I watch things that way….There’s such a blizzard of things to watch now, everyone’s kind of just picking and choosing what they see, and the viewing experience has become kind of more individual, I think.”
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Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com
Jim Bennett, Deseret News