From the desk of Dr. Tobias Fünke:

Everyone’s favorite blowhard, Mr. David Cross, put his analrapist cap on to speak with Rolling Stone about the upcoming Arrested Development season. Originally, talk was that a ten-episode season would dedicate one episode to each character. Cross no longer believes that to be the case:

“I think it’s going to be 13 episodes, not 10. There’s too much story. Some characters will have two-parters. Everybody sort of participates, sometimes in a bigger way and sometimes in a tiny little thread that goes through everybody else’s stories.”

And in regards to the show’s serialized nature:

“I’m not gonna divulge anything, but I know what the stories are and what Mitch [Hurwitz] is doing, and it’s so layered. It’s really audacious and amazing. I think a lot of people will miss the work that is involved, the story, the Venn diagrams that are being created, the domino effect that characters have with each other in their various episodes. I know what he’s doing, and this has never been done on a TV show like this. This makes Lost look like a Spaulding Grey monologue. You’ll have to watch each episode more than once.”

Yeah, nerd boner rising. I don’t want to prematurely shoot my wad on what’s supposed to be a dry run (if you will), but if this is the future of television: bring it on. DVD changed everything for everyone, and streaming-services like Netflix or Hulu have only furthered the habit of sitting down and working through a show on your own time. That’s no truer than for a series like this one. I’m beyond ready to sit down and marathon thirteen new (!) episodes of Arrested Development when it premiers on Netflix in early 2013.

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