It’s only the first of the month and May is already full of surprises. Today Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz announced big news on their official Twitter page. Fans of the show can attest that most were less than satisfied with Season 4. Instead of the usual format, each episode was told from the point of view of one character.
“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,” explained Hurwitz of season 4. “In some ways to be an experience for that viewer, perhaps, akin to eating toast, then some bacon— maybe a sliced tomato followed by some turkey, and realizing, ‘Hey, I think I just had a BLT.’”
Viewers were not happy with the strange change. Today in an open letter to fans, he announced he has recut the season to make it more cohesive.
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Executive producer Ron Howard, who also serves as the show’s narrator, had recorded fresh voiceovers for the new version.
You can catch Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences on May 4th.