Jason Bateman returns as Michael Bluth in the hit comedy series 'Arrested Development', which will be airing its 4th season on Netflix in May. Many fans of the show were disappointed when it was cancelled years ago, but the cast and creators worked over the years to try to bring the show back - the only question was whether it would be in the form of a TV show or a film. At long last, Netflix finally announced that it would be the home to the 4th season of Arrested Development, and Jason Bateman has a new interview with GQ Magazine about the reunion.
He says, "It was something that, every month or two since the end of the show, there would be an update about the progress [about some kind of reunion]. So it wasn’t that big of a shock when it happened, because it always seemed like it was a half a year from happening anyway. But when we did finally all come together on the set, it was pretty neat. I just don’t know how many examples there are of that—where people get to come back and do a reunion-type situation and have it not be a bit of a Hail Mary, careerwise."
He adds, "That show launched a lot of our careers and everyone is doing great, so to come back together while things are going well is really a fortunate situation. Everybody had to be big boys about not making it financially impossible."
Arrested Development stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, and Ron Howard as the narrator.