Will Arnett on ‘Arrested Development’ season four: ‘The Bluth family has fallen apart’

Arnett, who plays Gob Bluth, gives clues about the fate of the family in upcoming Netflix series

Will Arnett has dropped hints about the fate of the Bluth family in the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development.

Arnett, who plays eldest brother Gob Bluth, said that the family had “kind of fallen apart” and that “Left to their own devices, all of these characters will evolve into the worst versions of themselves,” reports Us Weekly.

The actor was speaking to the magazine at a recent event at SXSW in Austin, Texas and also gave insight into his own character’s development. “[Gob’s] got a new group of friends. He’s running with a pretty fast crowd. His fallback is always his illusions. Magic is who he is,” he said.


Show creator Mitch Hurwitz also told Us Weekly that each episode of the upcoming comedy series, to be streamed exclusively on Netflix, will focus on one individual character.

“It was hard to get everyone together at the same time. When you try to get that group together again, it’s unlikely,” he said. “Everyone has gone on to great careers and movies and such…we’re asking for 20 weeks from everyone. That’s a huge chunk of time! We decided everyone gets one week and then we’ll get them to make cameos in other [episodes].”

After a seven-year break, the cult US comedy has been revived by Netflix, which will launch 10 new episodes at the same time in May. Original cast members Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera have all returned for the new run of episodes

Arrested Development was originally broadcast on US network Fox between 2003 and 2006. Despite being a critics’ favourite and winning six Emmy awards, the show was dropped after three seasons because of low ratings.