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UPDATE – ‘Arrested Development’ Adds Fake Movies to Netflix, But What Does It Mean?

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Years though it’s been, every day in the wait for new ‘Arrested Development‘ episodes brings with it a renewed sense of anticipation to see our favorite Bluths once more. We’ve followed every casting development and a bit of additional content, but the latest ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 push might be the strangest yet. In advance of the Netflix revival in the spring, the pay-content streaming service has added all the in-universe movies and TV to its instant roster, but to what end? What secrets are hidden in the videos?

In what could be the most head-scratching ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 news yet, we’ve just learned that Netflix Instant has added full entries for all the ‘Arrested Development’ in-show movies and TV, everything from ‘Les Cousins Dangereaux,’ to ‘Girls With Low Self-Esteem.’ Each entry is searchable on the site, and contains description and artwork.

Perhaps strangest of all is the actual links themselves, all of which earlier today led to the same curious 11-minute time-lapse video of an unknown man doing everything from moon-walking with a laptop to juggling. The footage has since been revealed as nothing more than Netflix’s own test footage, but it still begs the question why the company put up links to the various ‘Arrested Development’ productions in the first place.

Debuting in the spring, ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 features appearances from Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, ‘Parks and Recreation‘s’ Ben Schwartz, ‘Up All Night’s’ Chris Diamantopoulos, all three stars of Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics,’ ‘Mad Men’s’ John Slattery, Isla Fisher and Terry Crews, as well as returning series players Carl Weathers, Jeff Garlin, Liza Minnelli, Judy Greer, Henry Winkler and Scott Baio.

So, what do we think it means? Will the fake movies unlock any new ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 content? Let us know what you find in the comments!

UPDATE: 4:00 P.M. – In lieu of the test footage, we’re seeing now that the ‘Arrested Development’ productions on Netflix Instant in fact link to the relevant episodes, cued up to where each title is mentioned. Still, is it part of some larger plan?

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