When Mitch Hurwitz told the world that yes, Arrested Development would return to TV before hitting the big screen, he set off an endless number of rumors about when the show would premiere, where it’d do so, what it’d be about and which cast members would return.
A few of those questions were answered this weekend when Netflix beat Showtime in a bidding war; the online streaming site will debut the hugely anticipated return of the series in 2013. The short season will include either nine or ten episodes and each one will focus on a different member of the dysfunctional Bluth family. Over the years, the whole cast has expressed interest in a film, so it’s expected that they’ll all return for the series, too.
Brian Grazer told Deadline, “Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, Arrested always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again.”