The fourth season of Arrested Development will be released again — as a remix. Creator Mitch Hurwitz revealed on social media that he’s recut the entire season and will be releasing it on Netflix as Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences.
The original Season 4 focused on one character per episode. “The goal was that by the end of the season a unified story of cause and effect would emerge for the viewer — full of surprises about how the Bluths were responsible for most of the misery they had endured,” Hurwitz wrote.
In between Season 4 and the upcoming Season 5, Hurwitz said he recut the season, “shuffling the content from 15 individualized stories into 22 interwoven stories the length of the original series,” admittedly to see if he “could make some money” in eventual syndication. But also, he said, as a comedic experiment to see if new jokes and a new perspective would emerge from a remix that features all the Bluths in every episode, and where the simultaneity of the story plays out chronologically.”
The recut version will begin streaming May 4 on Netflix. Hurwitz also noted that Season 5 will be coming soon.
You can read Hurwitz’s entire message below: