USMagazine, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:30am (PDT)
Arrested Development fans rejoiced in October 2011 when it was announced that the beloved cult favorite series, which originally aired on FOX, would return for a fourth season, and one year later, on Oct. 29, the cast was officially back to work.
Guest star Conan O'Brien posted the first official picture from the Arrested Development set Monday, as he filmed his appearance alongside original star Jason Bateman and his Conan sidekick Andy Richter.
"Here's the first official photo from the new Arrested Development on Netflix. Spoiler alert: I'm an amazing actor," the comic, 49, quipped when posting the image to Twitter.
The 10-episode abbreviated fourth season, airing on Netflix, will focus on one character per show, starting with Bateman's harried protagonist Michael Bluth. The series will ultimately lead into an Arrested Development movie featuring the original cast, according to series creator Mitch Hurwitz.
"It's an unusual style of show," Hurwitz has hinted of the show, which centers around the hilariously dysfunctional, backstabbing Bluth family. "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."
Entertainment Weekly reports that Henry Winkler, Scott Baio, Judy Greer and Liza Minnelli are expected to reprise their original Arrested roles, with John Slattery, Isla Fisher and Terry Crews playing new parts in season 4.