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Season Four Remix: Fateful Consequences
All 22 episodes premiered on May 4, 2018 on Netflix


Arrested Development series showrunner Mitch Hurwitz re-edited Season Four into a twenty-two episode chronologically ordered season titled Season Four Remix: Fateful Consequences. It was released on Netflix on May 4th, 2018.

Announcement

The re-edit was announced on Twitter on May 1, 2018 from the official Arrested Development twitter handle. The tweet contains a letter penned by series creator and showrunner Mitch Hurwitz.[1] This announcement comes only a week after Henry Winkler was interviewed and mentioned that Arrested Development Season Five was going to be released on Netflix mid Summer 2018.

In between season 4 and this upcoming season 5, I had time to take that Rashomon-type story and recut it - shuffling the content from 15 individualized stories into 22 interwoven stories the length of the original series.

But I also pursued it as a comedic experiment to see if the new jokes and a new perspective would emerge from a remix that features all the Bluths in every episode and where the simultaneity of the story plays out chronologically.

It's called Arrested Development Season Four Remix: Fateful Consequences, it'll be streaming on Friday May 4th.

 

History

RonHoward S4 New 1

Ron Howard narrating new content for the Remix

In May 2013 before the series was released Hurwitz encouraged everyone to watch the 15 episodes in order in order to appreciate the layered storytelling mechanism they crafted.

In October 2014 Hurwitz announced he was re-editing Season Four to be in chronological order. [2][3] After the interview Hurwitz mentioned that the re-cut was happening primarily "to try and get the studio more interested in Season 5."[4]

In November 2014 Ron Howard tweeted a couple of pictures saying: "Recording new narration for re-edit of @ArrestedDevelopment 4. New footage, new jokes - Feels like a whole new season"

Episodes

1 | 54
4x13 It Gets Better (24)
"Re Cap'n Bluth" May 4, 2018
When an ill-fated ride puts the Bluths in figurative hot water (but literal cold water), Michael decides to leave his family behind for good.
2 | 55
4x14 Off the Hook (021)
"Three Half Men" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Richard Rosenstock & Jim Vallely
George and Lucille come up with a business scheme. Buster deals with some alone time in an unsettling way. Gob prepares to get marries to... Her?
3 | 56
4x03 Indian Takers (55)
"A Couple-A New Starts" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
Lindsay searches for answers far away from home, where a familiar face is also on a journey of discovery.
4 | 57
4x07 Colony Collapse (078)
"Just Deserters" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock & Jim Vallely
George and Lucille hope a "trial separation" pays off but it means Lucille has to spend her house arrest alone with Buster. G.O.B's big day arrives.
5
4x14 Off the Hook (038)
"A Trial Run" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
When Lucille's maritime trial begins, her family is nowhere to be found. Lindsay and Tobias make new friends at a clinic they inadvertently attend.
6
4x01 Flight of the Phoenix (048)
"The Parent Traps" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock & Jim Vallely
Michael unwittingly causes friction when he moves into George Michael's dorm room. Buster looks for companionship while his mother is gone.
7
4x01 Flight of the Phoenix (116)
"One Degree of Separation" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Jim Brandon, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Brian Singleton, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
As she negotiates her senior year of high school for the third time, Maeby encounters George Michael, who's having his own unusual school experience.
8
4x08 Red Hairing (013)
"The Weak Become the Strong" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Jim Brandon, Mitchell Hurwitz, Richard Rosenstock, Brian Singleton, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
With nowhere else to go, Buster returns to a place he knows he's welcome. Lindsay and Marky leaves the desert for more comfortable surroundings.
9
4x05 A New Start (74)
"Modern Marvels" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
Tobias learns some harsh truths about Debrie. G.O.B seeks out long-lost family member, while Buster settles in with a family.
10
4x07 Colony Collapse (129)
"Recurring Dreams" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Jim Brandon, Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Brian Singleton & Jim Vallely
George Michael attempts to follow his musical dreams. G.O.B tries to keep his new friends. Tobias passes up a job, then lands in a rocky situation.
11
4x12 Señoritis (128)
"Fun Night" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Jim Brandon, Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Brian Singleton, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
Lindsay and Marky put their plan into action. Maeby recieves a lifetime achievement award. George Michael rebrands with a new name.
12
4x04 The B. Team (033)
"Moving Pitures" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
Desperate for a fresh start Michael pursues an opportunity with Ron Howard. Oscar gets the lowdown on George's plan. G.O.B heads for the desert.
13
4x04 The B. Team (077)
"Get On Up" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock & Jim Vallely
Michael starts assembling a "dream team" for the movie but still needs his family's signatures. George seeks medical attention for a troubling issue.
14
4x10 Queen B. (42)
"What Goes Around" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock & Jim Vallely
Lucille takes control in prison. A new start brings things full circle for Tobias. Michael bonds with an actress but still doesn't know her name.
15
4x11 A New Attitude (38)
"Locked and Loaded" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Jim Brandon, Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Brian Singleton & Caroline Williams
Michael and G.O.B connect over their strained relationships with their sons. Tobias looks for a place to live while working on his musical.
16
4x08 Red Hairing (182)
"Mixed Messages" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock & Jim Vallely
As George Michael tries to keep up his ruse, Michael maeks an attempt to reconnect with him. Maeby comes uo with a creative to bring in some cash.
17
4x15 Blockheads (019)
"Dire Straights" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Jim Brandon, Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Brian Singleton & Caroline Williams
Tobias and Argyle seek funding for their musical. George Michael benefits when Michael and Lindsay's impromptu double date goes south.
18
4x11 A New Attitude (64)
"Turning on Each Other" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
Tobias stands in the way of Lucille's freedom, Michael discovers a revealing clue about Rebel's boyfriend. G.O.B has a heart-to-heart with Tony Wonder.
19
4x15 Blockheads (058)
"Fast Company" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Jim Brandon, Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock & Brian Singleton
After falling out with P-Hound, George Michael gets new neighbors who really like handing out with him. Maeby kicks Fakeblock into high gear.
20
4x08 Red Hairing (235)
"Cinco de Cuatro I" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Jim Brandon, Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Brian Singleton, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
After each has a bad experience with Love, Buster seeks out Lucille 2 and Lindsay realizes who she really is. Maeby learns the truth about Perfecto
21
4x09 Smashed (94)
"Cinco de Cuatro II" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Mitchell Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock & Jim Vallely
Walls are the center of attention as the Cinco de Cuatro celebration get underway and Tobias unknowingly becomes an active participant in two bombs.
22
4x15 Blockheads (126)
"Cinco de Cuatro III" May 4, 2018
Directed by: Troy Miller and Mitchell Hurwitz - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz, Dean Lorey, Richard Rosenstock, Jim Vallely & Caroline Williams
George Michael tries to make amends with his father but things get weird. G.O.B get shocking news when he runs into Ann at Cinco de Cuatro.

New jokes & scenes

All episodes feature new narration by Ron Howard and additional recaps of overlapping storylines. Some episodes have additional jokes and dialog:

"Re Cap'n Bluth"
4rx1 shovel coal letter

A fan letter describing the act of 'shoveling coal'

  • A fan letter explains the sexual act of 'Shoveling Coal'
  • Extended footage of Michael and George on The C-Word
  • Narrator comments on Michael Cera's age the first time he appears on screen, saying “The time at sea had clearly aged the boy”.
  • The Showstealer Pro Trial Version watermark on old footage has been replaced with "Property of Twentieth Century Fox".
"Three Half Men"
"A Couple-A New Starts"
  • Dueling “The Sound of Silence” with G.O.B. and Tobias in the Harbormaster's Lodge.
  • The scene with Lindsey cutting her hair has been completely omitted.
"Just Deserters"
4rx4 Technical Difficulties
  • New music plays behind Lucille as she smokes cigarettes into Buster’s mouth, and when George collapses in the sweat lodge.
  • Extended dialog by Dan Harmon
  • Anne’s uncle has a heart attack and the Miracle Network “technical difficulties” sign appears
"A Trial Run"
  • Extended dialog between Tobias and DeBrie at the Garden Grove Methadone Clinic.
  • During Lucille's trial, just as she's about to question Lucille 2, the narrator describes her as "green at screening witnesses", commenting on the obvious use of green screen during this scene.
"The Parent Traps"
  • An added shot of Dean and Doug Fleer walking toward George Michael on campus
  • The joke about Attitude magazine was edited out of the scene between Michael and P-Hound
"Modern Marvels"
4rx9 Debrie headshot
4rx9 Top Secret magazine
  • New establishing shot of Buster's medical facility, which is under Dick Cheney's hunting cabin.
  • A shot of DeBrie Bardeaux's "headshot" from Fantastic Four.
  • Tobias prays for God to heal DeBrie and vows to act for religious films again if she is healed.
  • A shot inside the military magazine Top Secret
  • A tagline for Rebel Alley's PSAs is shown: "I mean Come on!"
"Recurring Dreams"
4rx10 Practice Kisses
"Fun Night"
4rx11 parm cheese and mustard in bed
  • G.O.B. finds parmesan cheese and mustard in his bed.
  • George Michael and Maeby laugh at the stair car as if it wasn't their vehicle at the Opie Awards.
  • The narrator jokes about Happy Days star Marion Ross not being able to take a "no."
"Moving Pictures"

"Locked and Loaded"

  • Emmett Richter's face only becomes blurred out after he identifies himself. 
"Cinco de Quatro II"
  • During the "On the next Arrested Development" segment, showing George living his new life as a woman in the penthouse, the narrator makes a reference to Transparent, in which Jeffrey Tambor appeared as a transgender woman.

References

  1. Twitter announcement
  2. ScreenRant.com — ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Re-Editing Season 4 in Chronological Order
  3. IGN.com — Arrested Development: Season 4 being re-edited in chronological order
  4. 10/30/14 - MovieFone.com — Mitch Hurwitz Is Cutting Chronological Version of 'Arrested Development' Season 4