In what could easily be called one of the best pieces of television news EVER, I’m VERY happy to report that Arrested Development is coming back to a small-screen near you in 2013.  One of the funniest shows that ever aired begins filming tomorrow with a Netflix release date of sometime next year! The original cast of  Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale will be returning along with Ron Howard in his capacity as a narrator.

That’s one character per episode, which may factor into the idea that each episode will focus on one of the Bluths, likely with multiple characters in certain episodes. (Could we get an episode all about the narrator, maybe?)

Production is expected to continue into the fall.  Creator Mitch Hurwitz is open to an additional season if the first run proves successful.  Netflix has said they’ll release all ten episodes at the same time on an unspecified day in 2013.

thanks to Collider for the heads up.