‘Arrested Development’ Season 4: Kristen Wiig & Seth Rogen to Guest Star

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Kristen Wiig as Lucille Bluth Arrested Development Season 4: Kristen Wiig & Seth Rogen to Guest Star

It’s been a long seven years for fans of Arrested Development, but finally, the canceled Fox series is inching closer to the premiere of its long-awaited season 4. The original run of Arrested Development was known for attracting a number of top-notch guest stars, including Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Carl Weathers.

Season 4 is already set to include guest appearances from a slew of new stars as well as the returns of fan favorites Henry Winkler and Liza Minnelli. Now two new actors – movie stars in their own right – have joined the ranks.

Netflix has confirmed that Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen have signed on for guest spots on the show. There’s currently no word on what character Rogen will be playing (though we wouldn’t be surprised if he were cast as a young George/Oscar Bluth), but Vulture reports that Wiig will appear as none other than the young Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter).

Don’t expect any Looper-style plot twists, though. Wiig will play the matriarch of the delightfully dysfunctional Bluth clan only in flashback. Still, this is a great opportunity for the show’s creative team to visit the family’s oft-referenced sordid past.

Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen in Arrested Development Arrested Development Season 4: Kristen Wiig & Seth Rogen to Guest Star

Casting Wiig makes perfect sense, as the wry wit she’s perfected on Saturday Night Live and in films like Bridesmaids will mesh well with the tone and style of the show. This character in particular – with her wide-eyed expressions, boozing and moments of sheer panic – seems like something right out of Wiig’s wheelhouse.

It’s not clear how much of a role “young Lucille” will play in the show, but Wiig is likely to make the most of whatever screen time she receives. Besides, the current plan, according to creator Mitch Hurwitz, remains to follow up the upcoming slate of episodes with a theatrical adventure for the Bluth family. So there’s always the potential for Wiig’s role to be expanded down the line, should fans respond.

Do you think Wiig is a good casting choice as the young Lucille Bluth? Who do you want to see Rogen play? Sound off in the comments section below.

Arrested Development season 4 will be released on Netflix in May 2013.


Source: Vulture

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  1. I miss the day when guest stars and cameos were pleasant surprises.

    • Man, I don’t even remember that day.

      • I do, “FRIENDS” used to do that. They would blur out the actor or actreses face and tell people tune in next week to see who the next surprise guess is, and you will just have to wait next Thursday to see.

        • This makes sense now. I never watched Friends.

  2. Genius move, Wiig is hilarious.

    If you don’t want to know, then don’t read the article. Pretty simple solution.

    • I didn’t read the article. The headline of the article pretty much says it all guy.

      I’m not blaming screenrant or anything. Just saying.

      • yeah sorry bro.. its kinda a result of the technological age that we live in. Everything is tweeted and facebooked and whatever’d right when it happens. remember the disney lucasfilm announcement? it was all over the internet within minutes it seemed like. the news just kinda exploded. anybody reading it in the news next day was just behind.

  3. How is Seth Rogen still employed? I’m sorry, but in my opinion, he is one of the least talented, if not one of the people with no talent, working in Hollywood. I haven’t seen him since Green Hornet, which I stopped watching before the end because it, and specifically he, was so bad. Is he connected or something? Seriously, I’m just not getting it…

    • OMG didn’t read your comment first HIGH-5 for seeing what noone else seems to.

    • Knocked Up was pretty good… And no one said the Green Hornet was. Not even Seth. His new movie even mentions that in the trailer. Also just because you don’t enjoy him doesn’t mean others can’t.

    • He was good in Take this Waltz and 50/50. Two movies that are good and that he stared in. and he does great voice over for animated films. Don’t hate on the guy for one bad film..

      • that he *starred in

    • yes! Jeff i totally agree with you. Seth Rogen is awful as George senior! he is such a bad actor, It’s difficult to finish watching any movie he’s in! on the other hand Kristen Wiig is amazing as Lucille. He needs to go.

  4. Damnit. Why Rogen? He is the least talented person in hollywood and now that ass-hat is going to come and ruin tv.

  5. Oh and what would I like to see Rogen play? Are there any mannequins or corpses that need to be cast? His acting skills are right on par for those roles.

  6. This makes me uneasy….I dislike Rogen and Wiig. Especially Wiig. It seems like she is just constantly shoved down our throats because the hollywood execs think she is funny. Hopefully they don’t ruin the show.

  7. Im sorry, so Kristen Wiig is 39 years old and looks 39 years old, so is she going to be playing a 39 year old version of Lucille, this doesn’t make sense to me? I don’t see her as Lucile, nor do I see her having the acting range to play Lucille. She is dull.