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Kristen Wiig Is Headed to ‘Arrested Development’, Yay!

Kristen Wiig is amazingly funny. Arrested Development is sardonic, irreverent and also hilarious. Mix the two together, and genius is sure to ensure. Execs at Netflix – who is promoting the upcoming revamp of the series online – had that very idea, and Kristen has signed on to play a young Lucille Bluth. Seth Rogen will take part in the show, as well, but no one really cares about him.

Via Vulture:

Word’s out that Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen filmed a little somethin’ for the upcoming season of Arrested Development, premiering on Netflix in May. But who will the Bridesmaids star be playing? Stop reading now if you don’t want to be spoiled, but it’s a good one … Vulture has learned exclusively that Wiig will be playing young Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter)! Makes sense: Wiig and Jason Bateman are presumably pals after having co-starred in the comedies Extract and Paul (in which they spent their down time inventing the rule-less game “Stop, Stop the Robber’s Coming”).

This is great news all around. No word on how many episodes she’ll appear in or how big the role will be (here’s hoping she gets at least a multi-episode arc), but I’m getting more and more excited for May – and maybe even the return of Franklin: