New Season of ‘Arrested Development’ Premieres in Los Angeles

It’s been seven years in the making, but last night the Bluth family was finally back together again. The cast of the much beloved show which includes Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, David Cross, Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat walked the orange carpet at the TCL Chinese Theater for the premiere of the show’s new season, which premieres on Netflix May 26.

The show joins finds the Bluth family seven years after we last saw them in the season three finale which aired in 2006. The Bluths have all split up and “time has not been kind” to any of them. “So we’re all kind of a little banged up,” Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth, said.

Everyone in the cast reiterated how excited they were for the show’s return.

De Rossi said of the reunion: “such a relief. It’s so exciting. I’ve been waiting for a long, long time.”

“Seven years in the waiting, as they say,” said Walter, who plays the cold and calculating Bluth matriarch Lucille. Calling the first day shooting “emotional, for me,” Walter added: “I care about this show a lot. It meant a lot for me in my career.”

The entire fourth season, which consists of 15 episodes, will be made available to stream on Netflix next month. In addition to the show’s full original cast, many new actors will appear in the show’s long-awaited fourth season including Kristen Wiig, John Krasinski, John Slattery, Conan O’Brien, Seth Rogen and Isla Fisher.

As for the rumors about an Arrested Development movie to follow season four, the cast played coy.

“If there is a movie, I think we’ve kind of caught the audience up from 2006 to 2012. I think that was the purpose of this series,” said de Rossi. “And now by the end of this series we’ll be in current time. That’s all I know.”