Bateman explained, “Michael has been a little banged up over the last six years and he’s lost a little dignity and he’s trying to get his life back together. It’s pretty good, he’s a little bit more pathetic than the first go-round. Still wearing the same pants though.”
He continued, “We start a story we don’t finish until we’re in the movie. They all work together, kind of like what they were going to do with Dark Tower or something. It’s a hybrid package of entertainment.”
Creator Mitchell Hurwitz added, “The bigger story is the family has fallen apart at the start of our show. They all went their own way, without Michael holding them together, so they’re left to their own devices, and they’re not the most successful devices.”
14 new episodes of the series premiere on Netflix in May.