Arrested Development Season 4 Grows to 13 Episodes, Cross Says
Now that production is in full swing on Netflix’s revitalized Arrested Development, fans can’t wait to get as much information about the series as possible. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, David Cross — better known to some as the cutoff loving Never Nude Tobias Funke — dropped a few bits of information.
First off, he revealed there will actually be more episodes than previously announced. “I think it’s going to be 13 episodes, not 10,” Cross said. “There’s too much story. Some characters will have two-parters. Everybody sort of participates, sometimes in a bigger way and sometimes in a tiny little thread that goes through everybody else’s stories.”
Cross continued for a bit about the show’s complexity, comparing it to another famously analyzed series from the past 10 years. “I’m not gonna divulge anything, but I know what the stories are and what Mitch [Hurwitz] is doing, and it’s so layered,” Cross said. “It’s really audacious and amazing. I think a lot of people will miss the work that is involved, the story, the Venn diagrams that are being created, the domino effect that characters have with each other in their various episodes. I know what he’s doing, and this has never been done on a TV show like this. This makes Lost look like a Spalding Grey monologue. You’ll have to watch each episode more than once.”
Cross didn’t give away any story details, but did posit that Arrested Development probably would have not been cancelled had the series lasted one more year as that was a time when networks were figuring out the new and different ways people were watching TV. He also complimented Netflix for not meddling with the show’s creative direction.