The contest uses social media, including Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, along with the site's own entry form, to allow fans in the U.S. to submit an original piece of "Arrested Development" content.
Entries can be video (less than 2 minutes long), photo, original artwork, or anything else (though it's unclear how anything else could be digitally submitted).
Winning entries will be chosen by the cast and producers of the show, which means interested fans should probably start buttering up the stars on Twitter anytime soon. Judging will look at entries based on "creativity, distinctiveness and relevance to the show."
Entries can be posted their submissions directly to Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr with the hashtag #BluthWalkOn, or at YoureGonnaGetSomeWalkOns.com.
Here is the press release:
Netflix and the producers of Arrested Development are awarding six walk-on roles for super fans to appear in the upcoming fourth season of the critically-acclaimed series, available exclusively on Netflix in spring 2013.In late 2011, it was announced that Netflix would exclusively license and "broadcast" new episodes for release on its streaming video service. Netflix plans to release the entire fourth season the same day, sometime in early 2013.
"The Bluths have walked on so many people we thought it was only fair to let a few fans walk on them. Come see behind-the-scenes and for God's sake, please don't touch anything!" said series creator and executive producer Mitch Hurwitz.
Starting today, fans in the U.S. can enter to win one of the six walk-on opportunities by creating an original piece of Arrested Development content. Entries could include video (less than 2 minutes long), a photo, original artwork, or anything else fans can dream up. Winning entries will be chosen by the cast and producers of the show on the basis of creativity, distinctiveness and relevance to the show. Fans can post their submissions directly to Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr, with the hashtag #BluthWalkOn, or enter online at YoureGonnaGetSomeWalkOns.com.
Six lucky winners will get an expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to visit the set of Arrested Development and participate in a walk-on role during an upcoming episode of the highly anticipated fourth season. Contest ends Tuesday, October 16, 2012. View the full contest rules and see all the current entries at YoureGonnaGetSomeWalkOns.com
Arrested Development centers around Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael (Michael Cera), his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), and Lindsay's husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat).
Mitch Hurwitz, Troy Miller, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producers on Arrested Development, and it is produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix.