On the next Arrested Development, the Bluths are back – and their old adventures are getting an update. Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz announced Tuesday via Twitter that Season 5 is on its way to Netflix, and that Season 4 – which garnered mixed reviews – will be recut, “remixed,” and available Friday.
In the announcement letter Hurwitz said Season 5 would be coming to Netflix “soon. Like real soon. Like, if you knew when, you would not be wrong to be thinking ‘why are we all just hearing this now?'”
To give fans something to tide them over as they wait for Season 5 and an official date announcement, Hurwitz went on to explain the Season 4 remix. When Season 4 debuted on Netflix in 2013, the stories were presented nonlinearly – that is, viewers could watch them in any order and piece together the story that way, as opposed to a traditional TV narrative.
The recut version will turn those 15 character-centric episodes into 22 episodes, a more traditional episode count for a TV season, and include all the Bluths in every episode, like the original series. Hurwitz said this version is “funny in a whole new way.”
Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences premieres May 4 on Netflix.