Netflix Sets Premiere Date For ‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 (Update)

Earlier this month, word broke that Netflix’s upcoming revival of “Arrested Development” would have more than the ten episodes originally promised. And now we know exactly when the series will hit.

UPDATE Monday, December 31: Netflix is reportedly denying the May 4 debut for "Arrested Development" season 4. But the episode info appears to be accurate.

Fox briefly posted the 14 episode names and the premiere date of May 4, 2013 on their press website before quickly taking it down. (Via Oh No They Didn’t)

UPDATE Wednesday, January 09: A new report on USA Today confirms that "Arrested Development" Season 4 is coming in May. But the exact premiere date was not announced.

Each episode of the fourth season has the name of the central character that it will follow. Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), Gob (Will Arnett), Lindsay Fünke (Portia de Rossi), George Michael Bluth (Michael Cera) and George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) will each get two spotlight episodes, while Tobias Fünke (David Cross), Maeby Fünke (Alia Shawkat) Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) will each get a single episode.

Because Netflix will premiere the entire season on a single day, fans will be able to watch “Arrested Development” in any order that they choose. However, the official episode order is listed below:

1: Michael 1
2: Michael 2
3: George Sr. 1
4: George Sr. 2
5: Lindsay 1
6: Lindsay 2
7: Tobias
8: Gob 1
9: Maeby
10: Lucille
11: Buster
12: George Michael 1
13: George Michael 2
14: Gob 2

Henry Winkler, Scott Baio, Mae Whitman, Judy Greer and Liza Minnelli will all reprise their roles from the first three seasons of “Arrested Development” on a recurring basis, while Isla Fisher, John Slattery, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, Maria Bamford, Chris Diamantopoulos, Terry Crews and Ben Schwartz will also recur on the series during the new season.

“Arrested Development” Season 4 could potentially lead into the long awaited film incarnation of the series. But those plans don’t appear to be finalized and another season on Netflix could potentially happen.

Which would you rather see: an “Arrested Development” movie or a fifth season? Let us know in the comment section below!