Set a few more places at the Bluth dinner table, because when Arrested Development returns for its much-anticipated fourth season on Netflix this May, there will be two new, but familiar faces added to the mix, Netflix confirms to Us Weekly.
Comedy veterans Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen are among the bold-faced names that will join series as guest stars, the online streaming site tells Us, though they cannot confirm what parts the pair will play in the show.
At a recent TCA press conference on Jan. 9, show creator Mitch Hurwitz expressed his excitement about keeping several surprises for the season under wraps, even from their most dedicated fans.
"You know? Now that people started watching it, they get ahead of us, and so then I've started really — we've all started really guarding the material just to make it fun for the audience," Hurwitz said.
"We hold back information about the plot because we want to reward the fans for sticking with us, and that's so much fun. That's the funnest part of it."
The upcoming season will have each episode dedicated to one character, starting with Jason Bateman's Michael Bluth, Hurwitz announced at The New Yorker Festival back in 2011.
"It's an unusual style of show," he told reporters at the time. "It's all just going to build this peril in their life until they all come together, really, in the first scene of the movie."
Hurwitz credited Bateman for helping to keep the project alive — the show first premiered in 2003, but shuttered after three seasons in 2006.
"Jason has been the soul of this entire thing creatively, I'm very grateful that," he said. "[The entire cast is] all game; we've hated being coy. Studios have been great so far. I'm very excited."
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