Arrested Development’ Season 4 Casts ‘Mad Men’s John Slattery, The Opposite of a Huge Mistake
If there's one person who could probably go toe-to-toe with 'Arrested Development's Lucille Bluth over a fifth of vodka, it's 'Mad Men's Roger Sterling. And while all these seemingly crazy 'Arrested Development' season 4 castings endlessly perplex loyal fans, can you really ask for anything better than 'Mad Men' star John Slattery classing up the model home for the 2013 revival?
TVLine has learned exclusively that 'Mad Men' star John Slattery will bring his silver fox charms to 'Arrested Development' season 4 across multiple episodes. Unsurprisingly however, Netflix and 'Arrested Development's producers have opted against revealing any details of exactly whom the acerbic 'Mad Men' star will play.
Slattery isn't the only surprising choice for the 10-episode 'Arrested Development' revival, debuting in its entirely on Netflix sometime in 2013, as the first set photos tweeted by series star Jason Bateman saw 'Workaholics' stars Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Adam Devine taking minor roles. Executive producer (and narrator) Ron Howard recently spoke to MTV, pointing out that series creator Mitch Hurwitz wanted to explore a few new characters:
Mitch isn’t trying to recreate something. It’s been away for a while, and part of the fun that Mitch has been mining and exploiting is, what’s new to discover about these people? What’s delightfully unchanged?
He and the writing staff and the actors have a fantastic sense of that. They’re pretty brazen, pretty bold and fearless. That’s what made the show into something that fans really kept alive.
As previously mentioned, the new series (debuting on Netflix in its entirety in 2013) will largely stick to a format of following one character per episode, though several episodes will feature multiple characters. The 10-episode fourth season of ‘Arrested Development’ is still seen as a potential bridge toward an eventual movie, as teased in the show’s own season 3 finale, though it’s possible that series creator Mitch Hurwitz will continue the series in its episodic Netflix format should the reunion prove successful.
What say you? Does 'Mad Men's John Slattery seem like a natural fit for 'Arrested Development' season 4? Give us your theories as who who he might play in the comments below!