All ‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Episodes Will Launch Simultaneously

Mitch Hurwitz talks about the future of his cult sitcom on Netflix... and the return of Bob Loblaw?!

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Earlier this year, Netflix launched "Lilyhammer," its first original series by releasing all of its episodes on a single day. And when "Arrested Development" returns via Netflix in 2013, it will be released the same way.

During a Netflix event in Las Vegas (via Vulture), "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz appeared alongside cast members Will Arnett, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter as he acknowledged that all ten episodes of the revived series will hit Netflix simultaneously.

"There's something exciting about trying to break the form again," said Hurwitz before hinting that "there's going to be some mystery sprinkled throughout this [but] instead of watching one a week and try to get ahead of it, the hope is [fans] will watch them all together and then go back and look for clues and connections."

"We'd also like to use the technology to provide additional material, where you might be able to access another part of the story," added Hurwitz.

Hurwitz also indicated a shift from his previously mentioned strategy of reintroducing the characters separately in stand alone episodes. "That is now kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again," acknowledged Hurwitz.

During the event, Hurwitz also confirmed that one time Bluth family lawyer, Bob Loblaw (Scott Baio) will also return at some point.  "We will bring him back," said Hurwitz. "It's kind of a one-joke thing. But if you guys don't mind bringing it back, we'll give it to you."

More encouragingly, Hurwitz left the door open for future seasons of "Arrested Development" on Netflix.

"We would love this to be the first first of many visits," related Hurwitz. "The show's audience has grown over the last six years because of [viewers streaming it]. It's been like putting jokes in a bottle and then having them come back years later to say, 'Ha ha.'"