Jason Bateman made the opposite of a huge mistake today: He gave us a tiny gift of photography, wrapped up in a bow of mystery. Accompanied by the words “First day. Away we go…,” he tweeted a photo, presumably from the set of Arrested Development, the beloved cult comedy that is returning from the land of cancellation with new episodes. (Ten fresh installments will arrive on Netflix in 2013.)
The photo doesn’t show Bateman or any of our other cast members, all of whom are expected to return for the fourth season. But two-thirds of a very familiar trio are visible: Workaholics‘ Adam DeVine and Anders Holm. (Is Blake Anderson just out of frame?) There is a connection here: Arrested mastermind Mitch Hurwitz popped up as Cool Eric on Workaholics last year. Check out the full shot below:
Assuming this isn’t some kind of photographic fake-out — which would be a huge mistake — we should ask ourselves: What is going on in this picture?
POSSIBILITY NO. 1: The Bluths are launching a regional airline that will be bankrupt by the time you finish the sentence.
POSSIBILITY NO. 2: The Bluths are actually launching a TV series under Maeby’s production banner, and this is the show within the show that’s being filmed, and that show is actually a reboot of Wings starring the Workaholics guys, and, by the way, a spurned Tobias is teaming up with Thomas Haden Church to launch a rival reboot.
POSSIBILITY NO. 3: It involves pot.
The message-board floor is now yours. What’s your best theory?