Excitement is really starting to mount for Arrested Development fans as the show’s characters get their own person and finally a clip is release online. Netflix have funded a new series of the popular comedy (starring Michael Cera and Jason Bateman), which was cruelly axed by Fox in 2006 after just 3 seasons. It will be available to Netflix members to stream in its entirety, from May 26, 2013.

New posters of the characters have been unveiled and published by Huffington Post, with each character getting their own individual poster. Somewhat more tantalising, however, is the new clip that has been released, featuring Buster and his darling mother Lucille in a rather compromising situation. Compromising for Buster, that is. As Lucille flaunts the no-smoking rule but sticks to the one that says she’s not allowed hear the balcony (because of her ankle tag, of course), it’s down to Buster to inhale his mother’s cigarette smoke and breathe it out of the patio doors for her. In short: it’s gross. It’s also very funny. But gross, nonetheless.

It’s not long now until the Bluth family return to our screens (well, those of us with a Netflix membership) and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the series creator Mitchell Hurwitz explained the differences in the various Bluth characters since we first saw them 10 years ago. “This year is about the enduring entanglements of family. They are 10 years older than when we met, so that means emotionally they’re, like, two years older than we met them. Amazing things happen when one goes from being emotionally 12 years old to emotionally being 14 years old.” Now then, we’re off to sleep for a while. We’ve set our alarms for May 26… 

Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman: returning soon in Arrested Development