NEW YORK — “Arrested Development” is back! After what many considered a premature cancellation, the cult comedy series will make its long awaited return to Netflix in 2013.
With all of the hype surrounding the fourth season, the show’s creators have asked everyone, including the cast, to keep hush-hush, to ensure the top-secret plot remains, well, top secret. And when MTV News caught up with Maeby Funke herself, Alia Shawkat, while she was promoting her new movie “The Oranges” in New York, she made it clear she wasn’t going to break the rules.
“I feel like such a douchebag, but I’ve been like, they sent emails that are like, ’Please do not release any content,’ ” Shawkat said. “Jason Bateman messed up a couple of times, so I’m not going to be that girl.”
While the 23-year-old actress’s lips are sealed regarding the story line, she says the opportunity to be reunited with all of her castmates after the six year break is surreal.
“Me and Mike Cera were like, you know, 15, 16 when we were shooting it, so a lot of my 16-year-old insecurities are coming back, but I’ve lived a whole life, like I know how to be comfortable, so I’m trying to figure that out,” Shawkat said. “It’s really cool, like we’ve been shooting for three weeks and we’re still like, ’This is weird right? This is weird.’ ”
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