The fourth season of FOX’s comedy “Arrested Development” arrived on Netflix back in 2013 with episodes focused primarily on a single character from the ensemble and told out of order to the larger story of the season.
Now, series creator Mitch Hurwitz has announced “Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences” which will debut later this week and see the 15 singular episodes recut into 22 interwoven episodes. Hurtwitz says in a statement:
“The original season four of Arrested Development on Netflix, as some of your know, experimented with a Rashomon-style of storytelling with each episode dedicated to the adventure of one member of the Bluth family. The goal was that by the end of the season, a unified story of cause and effect wild emerge for the viewer – full of surprises about how the Bluths were responsible for most of the misery they had endured.
I also pursued it as a comedic experiment to see if new jokes and a new perspective would emerge from a remix that features all the Bluths in every episode, and where the simultaneity of the story plays out chronologically. And I’m really 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.’ And I only call you that because I don’t know how to pronounce your last name.”
Hurtwitz goes on to confirm that the fifth season, told in the traditional style, will be coming to Netflix soon.