Arrested Development's creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed a remixed version of the show's Season 4 will be heading to Netflix this week. In celebration of a "premature holiday the Bluth family know as Cinco de Cuatro," Netflix will release "Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences." Basically, they'll be taking the 15 episodes that were released in 2013 and edit it into a traditional 22-episode season.
"The goal was that by the end of the season, a unified story of cause and effect would emerge for the viewer—full of surprises about how the Bluths were responsible for most of the misery they had endured," said Hurwitz. "In some ways to be an experience for that viewer, perhaps, akin to eating toast, then some bacon—maybe a sliced tomato followed by some turkey, and realizing, 'Hey, I think I just had a BLT.' But in between season 4 and this upcoming season 5, I had time to take that Rashomon-type story and recut it — shuffling the content from 15 individualized stories into 22 interwoven stories the length of the original series—as an experiment to find out, well...I guess 'if I could make some money.' I mean, who am I kidding, I want this thing to syndicate eventually."
At first, Hurwitz said he "pursued" this new edit as a 'comedic experiment to see if new jokes and a new perspective would emerge." But overall, he's "excited about the final result."
"It’s funny in a whole new way, and I believe it creates a really entertaining and hilarious new experience for the 'viewer,'" he added.
Arrested Development's Season 4 remix will arrive on Netflix on Friday, May 4. Hurwitz also confirmed the show's Season 5 will be coming "real soon."