Saturday Night Live Vet Kristen Wiig Joins Arrested Development Revival as Lucille '3'

Kristen Wiig Arrested Development As far as casting news goes, this is about as good as it gets: Former Saturday Night Live superstar Kristen Wiig is set to make an appearance in Netflix’s anticipated Arrested Development revival as a younger version of Jessica Walter’s boozy matriarch Lucille Bluth.

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As noted by Vulture, which first broke the news, AD leading man Jason Bateman likely orchestrated the casting coup, given his off screen friendship with Wiig (the pair co-starred in the comedies Extract and Paul).

Last month, Netflix announced that Arrested Development‘s 14-episode fourth season would be available sometime in May.

In addition to Wiig, guest stars on tap for the relaunch include Seth Rogen, Liza Minnelli (aka Lucille 2), Conan O’BrienJohn Slattery (Mad Men)Chris Diamantopoulos (24)Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) and Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris).

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40 Comments
  1. usanhasbestshows says:

    i thought we moved on from snl vet before her name like who doesnt know her lol though great about joining the fun at arrested development

  2. Mike (@A_mah_zing_8584) says:

    Her?

  3. Mike says:

    Perfect choice.

  4. Eric says:

    Yes.
    Oh my gosh, yes.
    I was excited, but now I’m super excited.

  5. The Kaibosh says:

    JOY!

  6. kate says:

    awful choice. her voice alone is told awful for this.

  7. Steven says:

    I really hate Kristen Wiig. Hopefully this is just a short cameo. I can’t stand her.

    • Cat says:

      You’re obviously not human.

    • Line says:

      when you hate her, why are you leaving a comment??
      No one wants to know whether you like her or not, we simply don’t care.
      Some people are happy about that and really don’t need to read your little ‘i hate her…’
      maybe I hate you, idk but I would certainly not leave that in a comment concerning you”!

      • KevyB says:

        That’s stupid. This whole thing is people basically saying they like her or not. You didn’t act like a whiny teenager when others said they liked her, so clearly you DO CARE whether someone likes her or not. So the real question is why are YOU leaving a comment about someone else’s comment? I am certainly more interested in whether someone likes or dislikes her than in someone who is just whining about someone with a differing opinion.

    • Anna says:

      Same here. Here’s hoping it’s only one episode.

  8. kate says:

    I feel like the whole AD revival is an internet hoax, that’s how good the news has been coming out of it.

    • I hear ya! It’s just waaaay too good to be true! It’s like a dream, a miraculous dream that will unfold all in one day (yes, I’ve decided to marathon it), one perfect day in May…. So soon! And Kristen Wiig is a genius :)

  9. vane says:

    I wanted will’s x’s wife amy poehler to come back as will characters x wife lol loved them they were so funny!

  10. usanhasbestshows says:

    really we need proper language here? i needed that laugh

  11. Sapphire says:

    I don’t care who’s on the show as long as the original cast is still present. Love Arrested Development! Looking forward to the next season!!

  12. Seal with yellow bow tie says:

    I just love their hands

  13. theyello1 says:

    I can tell the type of person that watches AD just by the comments left. Everyone actually has a sense of humor, this has to be one of the funniest comment sections I’ve ever read. Can’t wait for May!

  14. Mamacat says:

    Kristen is soooo funny with any character she touches!! She will not disappoint as young Lucille 1!!!!
    If not Remember…
    There’s always money in the banana stand

  15. jane9999 says:

    I think they’ve made A Huge Mistake…….mostly kidding. just wanted to use that line.

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