10/21/2012 03:35 pm ET

Alia Shawkat Talks 'Arrested Development' Season 4 And Show's Popularity

Maeby's back and better than ever!

In a recent interview with, Alia Shawkat -- who plays the eccentric Maeby on "Arrested Development" -- opened up about how she and her co-stars felt about the series the first time around.

"The only difference is all of a sudden people care about it and are actually paying attention and are really looking forward to it," Shawkat said of filming season 4 of "Arrested Development," which will air in the spring of 2013. "And it feels really nice, because we worked so hard on the show then, and it used to bother us [that] we would win all these Emmys and no one f-----' knew about the show. It's kind of a cool thing to come back."

As for what's to come, creator Mitchell Hurwitz isn't divulging much ... but he's all for chatting about birds.

"The [Bluths] have destroyed the environment, the environment has destroyed them ... There are a lot of ostriches," he told Entertainment Weekly. "I would describe this season of 'Arrested' as being bird-heavy."

"Arrested Development" Season 4 is headed to Netflix in spring 2013.

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