Ron Howard shared some heartening comments with MTV about the new season of Arrested Development:
“I visited the set last week. It’s a blast over there. Mitch Hurwitz has such a remarkable, creative voice. It’s the perfect set of actors to bring it to life. I’m so glad it’s back. I’m a fan, too. The scripts are hilarious.”
He also stressed that the new episodes will both honor what the fans expect and build upon it. This means new characters! Howard put it this way:
“Mitch isn’t trying to recreate something. It’s been away for a while, and part of the fun that Mitch has been mining and exploiting is, what’s new to discover about these people? What’s delightfully unchanged? He and the writing staff and the actors have a fantastic sense of that. They’re pretty brazen, pretty bold and fearless.”
Just as long as everyone’s chicken impression remains unchanged, that all sounds great.