Michael-Cera-in-Arrested-Development-Season-4Arrested Development Season 4 is finally just a matter of months away. The long-awaited return of the programme with its anticipated fourth season is expected to premiere – all fourteen episodes at once – on Netflix in May, and we can’t wait for the day when it hits.

We’ve heard a handful of details and seen a handful of images from the new season so far, and now two new images have surfaced online, along with details about the structure of the new season.

*Slight spoiler alert* If you don’t want to know much about the new season, then feel free to scroll down to the images below.

Speaking to USA Today, Mitch Hurwitz says,

“The bigger story is the family has fallen apart at the start of our show,” Hurwitz says. “They all went their own way, without Michael holding them together, so they’re left to their own devices, and they’re not the most successful devices.” The season is designed as a “first act to what we eventually want to do, which is a big movie,” though there’s no guarantee it will ever get made.

“Each individual (episode) kind of depicts what happens in 2006 as the Bluths fled from the law on the Queen Mary” in what was once the series’ finale, then explains what’s happened to them since and leaves them in the present day, he says.

He also goes on to say, which is very promising for fans of the original series:

“One of the reasons Arrested wasn’t embraced at the time was it wasn’t easy to get your head around it,” Hurwitz says. “It was a point of pride with me; I wanted to create a show that had surprises. But that’s what they want to do (at Netflix). They want to take risks. They encouraged the complexity that had been discouraged before.”

All the original cast is returning, headed by Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, and Jeffrey Tambor, with Ron Howard of course returning to narrate.

Howard is also set to be joined by his Imagine partner, Ron Howard, along with plenty of new and familiar faces alike in the cameos, including Judy Greer, Henry Winkler, Mae Whitman, Scott Biao, Jeff Garlin, the cast of Workaholics, Carl Weathers, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, and Liza Minnelli, with the great John Slattery cast in an as-yet-unknown role expected to recur through the season.

Arrested Development Season 4 is expected to premiere on Netflix this May, and its arrival cannot come fast enough. Be sure to have your subscriptions ready in advance, because this is going to be so much fun.