The fourth season of the television comedy series Arrested Development premiered on Netflix on May 26,2013 and consists of 15 episodes. This season serves as a revival to the series after it was canceled by Fox in 2006, each episode of the season occurs over approximately the same stretch of time, but focuses on a different character. Information on events depicted in an episode is often partial. Six years after the series was canceled by Fox, filming for a fourth season began on August 7,2012. The season consists of 15 new episodes, all debuting at the time on Netflix on May 26,2013, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America. The plot of the focuses on the fictional production of a film based on the Bluth family scandal. There were plans to have George Clooney make an appearance for a joke centered on Mitt Romney. Michael Cera joined the crew for season 4, the first cast member to do so. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and creator Mitchell Hurwitz previously stated that four would be the final season of the show. But, a Netflix spokesperson later went on to say, Were hopeful there will be more seasons, were definitely planning to do more with them. In October 2014, Hurwitz said that a re-edit of season 4 was being done to tell the story in chronological order, Ron Howard recorded new voice-over material for the recut. The clip featured Buster Bluth helping his mother Lucille Bluth smoke a cigarette, set photos showing Tony Hale as Buster Bluth saluting at someones funeral were released online. The first promotional images of the entire cast together were released in the October 12,2012 and these included a cover picture, along with two pictures of the entire cast in restoration-era outfits. Netflix released the first trailer for the fourth season online on May 12,2013 and he stated that the film had not yet been green-lit, saying, Its not a happening thing, but its something that is being discussed. The same month, Hurwitz stated that he was confident that we will succeed at, early reviews of the fourth season were generally positive. On the review website, Metacritic, the fourth season has a score of 72 out of 100, based on 21 reviews. Robert Lloyd, writing for the Los Angeles Times, praised the series, clubs Todd VanDerWerff graded the season overall with a B, writing that It is, in places, masterful. Gave the new season a review calling it The Triumphant Return Of The Bluths
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Entertainment Weekly cover featuring the reunion of the entire cast.