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‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Picks Up… Her?

Arrested Development Season 4 Mae Whitman
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In the years since her forgettable turn on ‘Arrested Development,’ it’s been hard not to have fallen for Plant Ann Mae Whitman a bit, given her genre friendly turns as the voice of Katara in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ or her role opposite ‘Arrested’ co-star Michael Cera of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.’ Still, with ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 on its way from Netflix in the spring of 2013, will the writers plant Ann in the new run of episodes, now that she and George Michael are all grown up?

Though not yet confirmed to reprise her role of Ann Veal in the upcoming Netflix revival of ‘Arrested Development,’ current ‘Parenthood‘ star Mae Whitman believes we’ll “definitely” see her character again. Speaking to, Whitman expressed her unflinching desire to be a part of the new season, currently shooting for a spring 2013 debut:

I’ve always been like ‘Oh I don’t want to give anything away,’ but I definitely, definitely wouldn’t ever let this chance go by without being a part of it. I told Mitch [Hurwitz] that I would stand outside the sound stage until he would let me just walk through the background or something.

I would say yes, you can definitely expect to find a little bit of Ann hiding in the background somewhere, at least.

Ann was last seen in the series’ final FOX episode “Development Arrested,” shown to be dating G.O.B. Bluth and living on his yacht, to George Michael (Cera)’s great chagrin. Photos from the set have recently shown George Michael as single, attempting to pick up ladies at his college while riding his uncle’s segway, though it remains unknown what became of Ann after running off.

Should Whitman be invited to join the revival, she would be join returning series players Liza Minnelli, Judy Greer, Henry Winkler and Scott Baio.  Elsewhere, the new season of ‘Arrested Development’ has recruited all three ‘Workaholics‘ stars as well as ‘Mad Men’s’ John Slattery for unspecified roles.

What say you? Are you excited to have Mae Whitman back for the new round of ‘Arrested Development’? Tell us who else you think the show needs to bring back in the comments!

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