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"Arrested Development" starts filming new season

From left, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia De Rossi, Mitchell Hurwitz, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, David Cross, Nancy Franklin, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat attend The 2011 New Yorker Festival's "Arrested Development" panel on Oct. 2, 2011, in New York. Getty

(CBS News) "Arrested Development" fans, rejoice - filming for the show's new season has begun.

Deadline reports that production kicked off Tuesday for new episodes of the cult-favorite series about the dysfunctional Bluth family, set to air on Netflix next year.

The entire cast from the original series - Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale - are in final negotiations and are expected to return, Deadline added. Ron Howard is reprising his role as the series' narrator.

On Tuesday, Bateman shared a photo on Twitter, writing, "First day. Away we go..."

"Arrested Development" was canceled in 2006 after three seasons. Last year, it was announced the show would return for a fourth season, which is expected to bridge the gap between previous installments and a long-rumored movie.

In April, Netflix announced it will release all 10 new "AD" episodes on a single day, sometime in 2013. Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz has also said he'd be open to doing additional seasons.

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