Arrested Development’s season 4 episodes on Netflix are right around the corner (May 26!), and Hypable had the chance to speak to the cast ahead of the highly-anticipated return to the small screen.

Though we’ll be unveiling the majority of our interviews later this month, for now we can share a little tease to whet your frozen banana-craving appetite.

Seven years off the air is a long time. But when the cast reunited on May 4 to speak to the media, it felt like we just tuned into for the premiere of season 3. Save for the two lead kid actors Michael Cera (George Michael Bluth) and Alia Shawkat (Maeby Fünke), the cast still have the same looks, wit, and energy you fell in love with during seasons one through three.

Now Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Michael Cera, Jessica Walter, and the rest of the original cast are back for a 15-episode run on Netflix at the end of this month. They spoke with Hypable and other media about all areas of the triumphant return, including one of the most pressing questions…

Is the original ‘Arrested Development’ magic still there?

Arrested Development season 4 interviews - Jessica WalterThe cast is confident that fans will enjoy the new episodes as much as they did the original three seasons. Walter, who plays Lucille Bluth, recalled the moment it felt like they were truly back in action. “The first time we all sat down in that penthouse which was recreated, we were so excited,” she told us. “We needed about 30 minutes to calm down. And once we heard the voices and saw the faces that looked the same, except for the kids who are now adults, that’s when I knew we were really back. It was surreal.”

Cross echoed the “surreal” sentiment and added that it was “cool for all of us to be looking at each other in our outfits and getting to do this after seven years. That’s when it felt real real.”

What’s different in season 4?

When asked if the characters have changed since we last saw them, the group were compelled to emphasize that things have actually gotten worse – in a way only Arrested Development fans can appreciate. “We don’t really grow that much – uhmmmmm, riiiight?” de Rossi mused.

“Things have actually gone the opposite direction,” Bateman admitted amongst laughter from his fellow cast. “If we’re ever full rehabilitated, there would be no show. We’re deeply banged up. The seven years off have not been kind to any of us. The fun is seeing everybody’s flaws.”

“The desperation is magnified,” said Walter.

“Overall, the tone is a lot darker,” added Bateman.

De Rossi disagreed. “It feels very similar to the original series though, to me.”

Bateman insisted “there’s there’s a little more edge.”

Arrested Development season 4 - Jason BatemanThe cast were all in agreement about one big difference that may be quickly noticed by fans. The individual cast members’ busy filming schedules outside of Arrested Development meant it was difficult to get them all together for shoots. Because of this, it will be rare to see many of the characters together in the same scene. In fact, Walter tells us that there are only two scenes in the entire 15 episodes where the entire cast is assembled in one room.

“It is one of the differences that people are going to have to make a friend of,” Bateman told us. “Not everybody is in every episode. As much as you treat these as individual episodes, the fifteen are meant to be one singular act of this three-act saga that [creator Mitch Hurwitz] is going to tell. It’s a good thing that they’re all being released on the same day, so that you can get your fill of everyone.”

We’ll release our full report from our time with the Arrested Development cast later this month prior to the release of the 15 episodes on Netflix.

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.

After filing for divorce from Johnny Depp earlier this week, Amber Heard has now filed a restraining order against the actor after alleged domestic abuse.

TMZ reports Heard went into a Los Angeles courtroom this morning to file the restraining order and shared photos of physical abuse by Johnny Depp, including bruises from this past weekend. “Heard claims after he allegedly hit her he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning,” TMZ says. Heard reportedly “has video of one of the beatings.” TMZ’s report includes a graphic photo of the bruises the actress received from Depp.

Update: The restraining order has been granted.

Heard says she’s been physically assaulted “various times during their marriage,” according to TMZ, and believes there’s “an immediate threat of harm.” Hence the restraining order.

The report adds, “We’re told cops told Amber they would find Johnny and arrest him if she gave a statement about the alleged violence, but she refused. Officers told her if she changed her mind she could call them. As far as we know, she has not gone back to the cops.”

Johnny Depp is currently in the middle of promoting Alice Through the Looking Glass, which opens in theaters Friday.

Depp and Heard married last year after three years of dating. A photo of the couple at this year’s Grammy Awards is below.

DCOM marathon schedule: See full list of movies and when they air

The mega marathon begins Friday, May 27 and runs into June!

10:00 am EDT, May 27, 2016

The highly-anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie marathon began Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m. eastern and runs through the holiday weekend. See the complete DCOM marathon schedule here!

When Disney Channel says they’re running a DCOM marathon, they mean it. The network will be airing 51 DCOMs from Friday to Monday ahead of this summer’s release of their 100th DCOM, Adventures in Babysitting (debuting June 24). Who needs Memorial Day festivities when you can sit inside and enjoy Disney Channel classics all weekend?!

After Monday they’ll continue to air a couple more movies every night until they eventually air all 100 DCOMs. That’s right! Every single one of ’em is returning to television between now and late June.

Below is the complete list of DCOMs airing from Friday, May 27 into the middle of June. Since many are airing in the overnight hours, you’ll probably want to set up your DVR. Or in case you want to watch them again. And again.

DCOM Marathon Schedule

Friday, May 27

10:00AM Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
11:20AM Read It and Weep
12:55PM Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
2:40PM Jump In!
4:15PM Lemonade Mouth
6:15PM Zapped
8:00PM High School Musical 2
9:55PM The Cheetah Girls 2
11:45PM Zenon the Zequel
1:25AM Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
2:55AM Twitches Too
4:25AM Alley Cats Strike!

Saturday, May 28

6:25AM You Wish!
8:05AM The Proud Family Movie
9:50AM Quints
11:25AM Horse Sense
1:10PM Cow Belles
2:50PM Twitches
4:30PM The Even Stevens Movie
6:15PM Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie
8:00PM Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
9:50PM Princess Protection Program
11:30PM The Cheetah Girls: One World
1:05AM Zenon: Z3
2:40AM Halloweentown High
4:20AM The Thirteenth Year

Netflix DCOMs High School Musical

Sunday, May 29

6:00AM Right On Track
7:45AM Full-Court Miracle
9:35AM Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off
11:20AM Brink!
1:10PM Double Teamed
2:55PM Rip Girls
4:35PM Motocrossed
6:20PM Cloud 9
8:00PM Teen Beach 2
9:55PM Bad Hair Day
11:40PM How to Build a Better Boy
1:20AM Pixel Perfect
2:55AM The Other Me
4:30AM Genius

Monday, May 30

10:00AM Stuck in the Suburbs
11:30AM Halloweentown
1:05PM Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century
2:55PM Smart House
4:25PM High School Musical
6:15PM Camp Rock
8:00PM Descendants
10:05PM Teen Beach Movie
11:55PM Cadet Kelly
1:50AM The Cheetah Girls
3:35AM Johnny Tsunami

Camp Rock DCOM

After Memorial Day Weekend, Disney Channel will air two more DCOMs each night. Here’s the schedule so far (again, set your DVRs because these air late!)

Wednesday, June 1
12:00AM Return to Halloweentown
1:40AM Can of Worms

Thursday, June 2
12:00AM Going to the Mat
1:40AM Miracle in Lane 2

Friday, June 3
12:00AM The Suite Life Movie
1:40AM Ring of Endless Light

Saturday, June 4
12:00AM Invisible Sister
1:40AM Now You See It…

Sunday, June 5
12:00AM Girl vs. Monster
1:40AM Phantom of Megaplex

Monday, June 6
12:00AM Tru Confessions
1:40AM Tiger Cruise

Tuesday, June 7
12:00AM Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
1:40AM Under Wraps

Wednesday, June 8
12:00AM Den Brother
1:40AM Go Figure

Thursday, June 9
12:00AM Avalon High
1:40AM Jett Jackson: The Movie

Friday, June 10 and beyond
As of right now Disney Channel hasn’t released the schedule beyond June 10.

Which DCOMs do you plan to watch during the Disney Channel Marathon?

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Next week we’ll be launching a fun new game here on Hypable where we’ll seek your help in ranking every single DCOM in the history of DCOMs. It’s probably a good idea to watch as many of these as possible so you can brush up on your knowledge base and rank them accurately!