After a seven year wait, Arrested Development arrives with 15 new episodes this weekend. In celebration, Hypable spoke with the cast of season 4 to talk about what challenges viewers will face.

If there was one common theme throughout our conversation with cast members including Jason Bateman and David Cross, it’s that they are not afraid to admit that there will be some serious changes that fans will have to endure.

Arrested Development season 4When asked if it’ll be easy for the viewers to digest the episodes – which do not follow a traditional television arc – lead actor Jason Bateman (who plays Michael) said there will be hurdles. “But I hope that [those challenges are] appreciated by the few people who do love the show,” he told us.

Bateman says the viewers, who’ve enjoyed keeping up with running jokes during the three seasons, are naturally interested in television that requires focus and thought. “They come back for Mitch’s dense writing – it’s incredible. The fact that Netflix affords him the opportunity for these stories to go out over 15 different episodes that are so intertwined that actual – the same scene will be in different angles from multiple episodes is a unique thing and exciting to be a part of – working with his complexity and Netflix’s distribution platform. It’s an exciting time to watch TV.”

David Cross, who plays the eccentric character Tobias, added that the viewers will learn how to watch the season after getting through the first two episodes. “This is what I’m particularly excited about after watching those first two episodes [at the premiere] – if you’re watching it, especially in chronological order, I think as you get to episode three and episode four, you’re going to realize how you’re supposed to start watching it,” he said. “I think that’s going to be really really exciting for people.”

He added that the number of back references in the new episodes are “quintuple” what you found in seasons 1 through 3. “You’re going to realize, ‘Oh there’s a stretcher to this I wasn’t aware of when I started watching.’ That’s going to be make people triple excited and will redefine what TV can be.”

Arrested Development season 4So what exactly are these additional back references? They’re caused by the fact that the entire new season follows a single storyline, but each looks at it from the perspective of a different character. Even the cast needed help keeping up with the different references from episode to episode. Said Michael Cera (who plays George Michael), “There was one scene that’s a five page scene in the computer lab, and the different sections of the scene will be appearing in different episodes. So you’d be having to play – deliver a line – that makes sense in multiple, different contexts that actually play against each other. And you have to try to make it work for all three of those. And in every episode you have different information and it means something totally different. And that was really confusing.”

With this unique storytelling, the cast encourages viewers to watch the episodes out of order but with one exception: The first two episodes must be watched first “because of the story exposition,” said Cross, but then the rest can be consumed in the alignment you please. “Mitch is numbering them on purpose, but it’s not required to watch in that order,” Bateman told us. “So you’ll start to make your own order as you’re interested in certain stories or start to kind of figure out how the whole thing is going to be about.”

Arrested Development season 4 premieres on May 26. Earlier this month we shared the first part of our Arrested Development season 4 interviews where the cast discussed what’s new and what’s the same since we last saw the show on Fox.

The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

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The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

Unfortunately, del Toro did not get the answer we were hoping for.

However, there is hope for fans of the comics, as artist and creator Mike Mignola reminded us that just because del Toro isn’t going to be involved anymore, it doesn’t mean there won’t be future Hellboy movies. There’s always hope.

This is good news for those who perhaps didn’t like del Toro’s take on the character. It hints at a possible reboot of the franchise, but if that were to happen, don’t expect Ron Perlman to reprise his role.

For those who fell in love with Perlman’s interpretation of the titular character, this is certainly a blow. However, del Toro does wish the franchise luck, and it’s not like he’s hurting for work (he’s got Netflix’s Trollhunters, Pacific Rim 2, and The Shape of Water, to just name a few).

This tweet is certainly interesting, as it hints that he wanted to take Hellboy in a new direction, but his vision did not match the vision of the studio. Does this mean they’ve got another idea in mind already, and if so, will it be Hellboy III, or a Hellboy for a new generation?

With Ron Perlman out of the picture, it’s likely the studio may try to do a reboot, rather than replace the actor for a potential sequel. If there is a reboot, there could be resistance from fans, but with updated technology and someone else’s vision, we could be looking at an interesting new set of superhero movies that will still feel different from the blockbusters currently taking over cinemas.

Are you interested in a new ‘Hellboy’ franchise?

The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

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The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

The synopsis for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda reads, “Simon Spier is sixteen and in love. Sure, he has never met the mysterious ‘Blue’ in person, but he’s falling hard and fast for their email love letters. There’s only one problem: Blue is a boy, Simon is gay, and he hasn’t told anyone else.”

The novel made the world (and Hypable) fall in love with the story, and the current cast and creative team have fans excited for this adaptation. With Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment (The Maze Runner series, The Twilight Saga, and the upcoming Power Rangers) behind the scenes, it’s bound to be a big production.

How excited are you for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’?

Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

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Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon is best known for his terrifying turn as Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has starred in the British series Misfits and Vicious, and may never play a hero again in his life.

Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on Inhumans, suggests that those villainous skills will be well-deployed in the role of Maximus.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life,” Loeb says. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Showrunner Scott Buck agrees.

“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment,” he says, “And I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Marvel’s Inhumans will be produced in partnership with IMAX. The first two episodes will screen in IMAX theaters before the show’s network debut in mid September. Spanning the course of eight episodes, the series will tell the story of the Inhuman royal family, with the associated drama that just happens when you’re a family of aliens with magical powers trying to rule a secret city.

A leaked cast list for Inhumans hinted at a complex lineup of characters, including Black Bolt’s wife Medusa and her sister Crystal. Karnak, as well as the three-legged horse Gorgon and amphibious Triton round out the eclectic cast. And with Iwan Rheon in place as Maximus, it seems like just a matter of time before the rest of the family falls into line.

What do you think of Iwan Rheon as Maximus in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’?

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