‘Arrested Development’ Season 4: James Lipton’s Warden Gentles to Return!
Despite the announcements and teasers we caught from the January TCA press tour, it’s been awhile since we’ve heard any new casting from ‘Arrested Development‘s fourth season, or whatever we’re calling the 14-episode Netflix revival these days. Thankfully, that drought has ended, as ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ legend James Lipton has announced his official return as Warden Stefan Gentles! But what could bring the “New Warden” back into the picture, if not another of the Bluths in jail? New ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 details inside!
Either we can expect a Bluth in prison, or “New Warden” has finally made it to the big screen in ‘Arrested Development’ season 4. TV Guide has confirmed that the 86-year old host of Bravo’s ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ will reprise his role as prison warden Stefan Gentiles for at least one installment of the 14-episode revival season hitting Netflix all at once in May.
“I’m coming up pretty soon in one of the most talked about series in the history of television,” Lipton told TV Guide Magazine. “I’m back on Arrested Development — just brace yourself.” The character also briefly appeared in the sizzle reel shown to critics at the 2013 TCA press tour.
Elsewhere, ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 features appearances from Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, ‘Parks and Recreation‘s’ Ben Schwartz, ‘Up All Night’s’ Chris Diamantopoulos, all three stars of Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics,’ ‘Mad Men’s’ John Slattery, Isla Fisher and Terry Crews, as well as returning series players Carl Weathers, Jeff Garlin, Liza Minnelli, Judy Greer, Henry Winkler and Scott Baio. Series star Michael Cera (George Michael Bluth) has also officially been added to the writing staff for the effort.
What say you? Could more incarceration bring James Lipton’s Warden Gentles into the fold, or does ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 have another
trick illusion up its sleeve? Tell us what you most want to see from the new episodes in the comments!