‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Is Getting A Chronological Recut

By October 30, 2014

If season four of “Arrested Development” was fun but a bit confusing, fear not – creator Mitch Hurwitz has some great news for you.

In a recent interview with Pretentious Film Nerds (which you can see below), Hurwitz said that, “With the fourth season, a lot of the battles were creative — I mean, internal, I should say, and scheduling, and things like that. Right now, I’m cutting a version of season four that tells it chronologically.”


While I loved the spirit of season four, I wish the details of how the episodes were going to play out would’ve been detailed before the season’s release (they didn’t even talk about it at the actual season four media briefing). The concept of each episode being “so-and-so’s Arrested Development” was very different from the series’ previous norm of just focusing on Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman). When you suddenly change the format without telling folks, well, sometimes shows tend to die.

Luckily, fans like myself stuck it out and found the groove Hurwitz was throwing out there, so knowing he’s going to go back and tweak the episodes makes me happy in the face, because it sounds like the season will get a proper “machete order” (only Hurwitz will do all the legwork for us)! I also hope that this new edit will appease fans, and ramp up some excitement for another season…five seasons and a movie, right?

What say you of this news? Would a chronological, less confusing re-edit of season four bring you back to the fold, or is it too little too late?

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