‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Getting Chronological Re-Edit from Mitch Hurwitz
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything (real) from the front of 'Arrested Development' season 5, but even those let down by the mosiac nature of Netflix's fourth season should perk up at this one. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz himself has taken to re-editing the fourth season into chronological order, but will the revamped 'Arrested Development' season 4 hit Netflix, or arrive with the DVD?
Speaking in an interview with Pretentious Film Majors, Hurwitz explained that he'd been embroiled in the process of reediting together the Netflix season, which had previously been divided by characters in telling a story that took place over multiple years, from many different perspectives. Fans of the first three seasons' straightforward narrative were understandably divided by the Netflix model, which itself emerged from the Herculean task of scheduling availability of its in-demand cast.
And while Hurwitz didn't specify how we'd see the chronological version, he did confirm "right now I’m cutting a version of season four that tells it chronologically." Hurwitz also spouted the familiar status of the fifth season, which remains in limbo until cast schedules align for a more concise tale:
There’s more of a story that has to be told somehow, and we’ve got the whole story broken. Season four was always meant to be like act one of a three-act structure.
Netflix has yet to issue any comment on whether the revamped 'Arrested Development' season 4 would be available for streaming, or simply an option with the DVD/Blu-Ray release, but what say you? Would you enjoy the fourth season any more in direct order, or did you enjoy the Rashamon-style episode structure? Watch the interview below (comments come in around 6:30), and tell us what you want to see from future 'Arrested Development' in the comments!