Fans have been in a month-long Arrested Development dry spell, but there’s finally some news to report. And not just news, great news.
According to Deadline creator Mitch Hurwitz filmed so much that Netflix has agreed to expand the episode order from the original even 10 to an eventual 12-15.
“We are thrilled with the direction of the show, with the footage we have seen and with the relationship between Mitch, Imagine, 20th and Netflix,” a Netflix spokeswoman told Deadline. “At this time, we are not confirming or announcing the final episode count but we are sure fans will be thrilled when we do.”
Production is currently on pause as Hurwitz reviews the footage and figures out ways to best incorporate the new storylines, but it is expected to resume next month. Arrested Development returns to Netflix in spring 2013.