Mitch Hurwitz and several members of the cast appeared onstage together at a Netflix-sponsored event on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Netflix chief Ted Sarandos confirmed that all ten episodes of Arrested’s long-awaited fourth season will premiere together on a single day sometime next year. Hurwitz also confirmed that production is set to begin this summer, but he also dropped a new nugget of information about what form the Arrested revival will take.
Originally, Hurwitz’s plan had been to make the revival like an anthology, with each episode telling a somewhat self-contained story about a specific character. “That is now kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again.” The reason for the change: Hurwitz sees a chance to tweak the show’s format to take advantage of the fact that the full ten-episode season will debut at once, rather than over two-and-a-half months. “There’s something exciting about trying to break the form again,” he said.
• Bob Loblaw will return. “We will bring him back,” Hurwitz told Vulture when we asked a question from the studio audience. “It’s kind of a one-joke thing. But if you guys don’t mind bringing it back, we’ll give it to you.”
• Hurwitz mildly embarrassed Shawkat by reminding her that Cera was her first-ever kiss. “I’ve kissed a lot of people since then,” Shawkat jokingly shot back.