Arrested Development Exclusive: Mad Men's John Slattery Joins Season 4 Cast in Top-Secret Role

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John Slattery Arrested Development Season 4Even on LSD, Roger Sterling probably couldn’t have envisioned this: John Slattery is joining the cast of Arrested Development.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Mad Men actor will appear in multiple episodes of the cult comedy’s upcoming 10-episode Netflix resurrection.

But who is he playing?! That’s the $1 million question. A rep for the show declined to comment, which leaves us no other choice but to speculate. Is he a long-lost Bluth relative? Lindsay’s new side dish? (Hit the comments with your own theories.)

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In an interview with MTV.com, AD exec producer Ron Howard indicated that several new characters would be introduced, although he declined to provide specifics. “[Series creator] Mitch [Hurwitz] isn’t trying to recreate something,” Howard told the site. “It’s been away for a while, and part of the fun that Mitch has been mining and exploiting is, what’s new to discover about these people? What’s delightfully unchanged? He and the writing staff and the actors have a fantastic sense of that. They’re pretty brazen, pretty bold and fearless. That’s what made the show into something that fans really kept alive.”

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



Comments (20)

  • this is great news. like, there’s no other way to describe this.

    Comment by kate – August 15, 2012 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG

    Comment by Rachel – August 15, 2012 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wonder if the producers saw the ‘Mad Development’ tumblr and were like “Yeah, this needs to happen”

      Comment by Rachel – August 15, 2012 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s possible!
        Great news, nonetheless! :)

        Comment by Sarabi – August 15, 2012 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Between AD and House of Cards I can’t wait till 2013.

    Comment by Tori – August 15, 2012 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the best.

    Comment by asdfasdf – August 15, 2012 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited, I just blue….well, you know. I think he’ll be great on the show. I predict he’ll be Lucille’s new arm candy.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – August 15, 2012 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But which Lucille?!?! :)

      I think you’re probably right. Can wait to see Slattery in Sudden Vlley. Great casting choice.

      Comment by IJustBlueMyself – August 15, 2012 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s awesome. I’ve always liked him on Mad Men. He looks like he could easily be Will Arnett’s dad. So maybe it’s revealed that GOB isn’t George Sr.’s biological son.

    Think about it… Oscar is Buster’s real father and Lindsay is adopted. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Michael was George Sr.’s only biological child? Or if NONE of the children were his? I could totally see John Slattery being the sleazy, clueless, amateur-magician father of GOB.

    Comment by David – August 15, 2012 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To paraphrase Buffy Summers, “A world of ‘YES’”!!!

    Comment by TV Gord – August 15, 2012 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Awesome!

    Comment by lana – August 15, 2012 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please let him be playing a magician.

    Comment by Brian – August 15, 2012 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He should play essentially the same character as he does on Mad Men. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that’d be hilarious. Then again, John Slattery is just awesome.

    Comment by Andrew Rizzo – August 15, 2012 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Future GOB.

    Comment by murley – August 15, 2012 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stan Sitwell’s hairier brother?

    Comment by J – August 15, 2012 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not even sure how to respond to this, as it is possibly the most exciting news that I have ever heard ever.

    Comment by CJ – August 15, 2012 09:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Solid as Iraq

    Comment by Dominica – August 16, 2012 03:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Next year can’t come soon enough. We need more GOB!

    Comment by Martin Cruz – August 16, 2012 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope he revives his Steve Austin character from 30 Rock for AD!

    Comment by erielhonan – August 16, 2012 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Tête-à-Tête and commented:
    It’s like a threesome, with two of my favorite T.V. shows.

    Comment by kaydbe – August 16, 2012 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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