Ron Howard, Jason Bateman Celebrate Arrested Development's Return: 'IT'S ALIVE!'

At some point, you can stop pinching yourself. But until then, we’ll bask in any and all photos and tweets — such as these from executive producer/narrator Ron Howard and cast member Jason Bateman — that double-secret confirm the long, long-rumored return of Arrested Development.

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In a series of messages shared via Twitter on Tuesday evening, Howard offered a peek into the writers room, where AD‘s 10-episode Netflix resurrection is being brainstormed, saying: “Arrested Development for Netflix. IT’S ALIVE.”

Howard subsequently posted the above photo of him with Bateman and the series’ creator, saying, “Mitch [Hurwitz] let Jason and I in on some of the twists and turns ahead. Hilarious.”

Bateman simultaneously tweeted his own photo of the trio, effusing, “All systems are go. Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks. Woo!”

As previously reported, all 10 new Season 4 episodes of Arrested Development will be released at once, sometime next year on Netflix.

Couldn’t you just blue yourself?

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  1. Emily says:

    I think I just blue myself ;D

  2. Steve says:


    Now if we can just get Titus and maybe Firefly back, Fox will have completely redeemed my trust… this is a HUGE step in the right direction though!

  3. Evelyn says:

    This better be available for Netflix Canada!!!!

  4. Lo says:

    Bless you Netflix, I gotta go dig up my cornballer!

  5. John says:

    Taste the happy!

  6. sarah says:

    So freaking excited!

  7. Bob Loblaw says:

    COME ON!!!!

  8. GDV says:

    Netflix, hurry up and announce the release dates so I can plan my viewing party (complete with frozen bananas and graham crackers of course)!

  9. Mr. F says:

    Crying with joy right now…

  10. ann says:

    STEVE HOLT!!!!

  11. Mína says:


  12. Kelly says:

    I am no longer doing George Michael sad little Charlie Brown walk.

  13. Sara says:

    I think I’m crying. Isn’t the world just beautiful?

  14. Chris says:

    How about a round of chicken dances.

  15. Rebecca says:

    Old bear, he likes the honey

  16. Nathan says:

    I don’t understand the question, and I won’t respond to it. :)

  17. J says:

    We always knew they’d be back someday…there’s always money in the banana stand.

  18. Mandy says:

    I love how every Arrested Development article, on any website, always turns into an AD quote-a-thon in the comments. It must be one of the most quoteable shows I’ve ever seen.

    This is ripe for parody! Ripe!

  19. DTK404 says:

    Why, this is joyous news!

  20. michael persiano says:

    @mandy LITERALLY just said the same thing to my girlfriend. Best fanbase EVER!!

  21. michael persiano says:

    Oh “you should always read the label. You should always read it well….’in the most delecious waaaay’ ” LMFAO can’t wait for mr. Tobias funkë’ glorious return to television!!

  22. Dominica says:

    Army had a half day

  23. Dominica says:

    I’m invited into very few personal homes… TO THE NUTS!!!

  24. KevyB says:

    NEXT YEAR? I’m going to need an analrapist to get through that wait!

  25. Xanderharris says:

    I think they made a huge mistake……just kidding awesome news!

  26. Jen says:

    No touching. No touching!

  27. michael persiano says:


  28. Lee says:

    Just like my hand chair, I never really missed it until it was gone…