The glorious new trailer for “Arrested Development”

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Can we ever have too much of the Bluths?

Michael Bluth (Jason Batemen) may answer with a hearty “YES!” since he appears to have moved to Phoenix to escape his family, as he promised to do right throughout the show’s original three season run.

Let’s hope he figures out that the sun always shines there and metal surfaces are not your friend.

And finds a good vulture removal service lest he scare off prospective clients.

The million dollar question of course is when and where he will reconnect with the rest of his family in a season that is promising to throw all the rules of linear storytelling overboard in favour of character-focused episodes.

Each episode will focus on one of the characters but with the promise that all the stories will interconnect giving us  a complete picture of what everyone’s favourite dysfunctional family has been up to, where they are now, and where they are likely to end up … like Phoenix.


One of nine prop-based promo posters released to promote season 4 of “Arrested Development” (image via


The trailer is packed to the brim with juicy insights:

  • George Michael (Michael Cera) in the same room with his adopted cousin Maeby (Alia Shawkat) raising the question of just what they’re up to, and whether being interrupted by Michael has left them a little uncomfortable … or is it all harmless fun?
  • Lucille (Jessica Walter) being dragged away the authorities while Buster (Tony Hale) goes to pieces
  • Someone, possibly Michael, destroying a little piece of Christmas in their new highly-unusual form of transport
  • Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) trying and failing to convince a sceptical Tobias (David Cross) that she genuinely loves him. At least she’ll get some acting classes out of it.
  • Someone in the family has an ostrich … and it’s chasing Maeby
  • And does George Sr (Jeffrey Tambor) still having anger issues vis-a-vis his son Buster?


We’ll find everything out on the 26 May when Netflix releases all 15 episodes at once.

Let the binging then commence!



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