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"Arrested Development" to begin filming in four weeks

Jason Bateman, center, poses with "Arrested Development" co-creator Mitchell Hurwitz, right, and executive producer/narrator Ron Howard. Jason Bateman/Personal photo

(CBS News) Fans won't get to see more "Arrested Development" until next year, but filming for the new episodes will begin soon, according to star Jason Bateman.

Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth on the cult-favorite series, revealed on Twitter that filming begins in four weeks.

"Taken at 'AD' mission control, today! All systems are go. Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks. Woo!" he tweeted on Tuesday, along with a photo (at left) of him with series co-creator Mitchell Hurwitz and executive producer/narrator Ron Howard.

Howard also sent a pair of "Arrested Development" tweets on Tuesday, complete with photos:

Last year, it was announced that "AD" was returning for a fourth season, which will air on Netflix. A movie is expected to follow.

In April, it was revealed that all 10 new "Arrested Development" episodes will be released for instant viewing on Netflix in a single day, sometime in 2013.

Tell us: Are you excited for the new season of "Arrested Development"?

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