A new season of the axed Fox comedy will stream exclusively on Netflix in 2013, with a film expected to follow.
Hale, who plays Buster Bluth, told Entertainment Weekly: "The big thing about the show was that every week we were surprised. You never knew which direction it was going to go."
He continued: "I'm most excited about seeing what [creator] Mitch [Hurwitz] is stirring up - where he's going to take these people. What has happened in the past five years of their lives?"
Hale added that he hopes Liza Minnelli (Lucille 2) will appear in the new episodes and movie.
"I'd love for Liza Minnelli to come back," he confirmed. "I'd love for Buster to see his girlfriend again."
The actor also echoed Arrested star Jason Bateman and narrator Ron Howard in crediting the show's fans for its revival.
"The fans... have kept the show alive," he insisted. "We have the fans to thank for it coming back. Their support is really what has kept the engine going, so that's the foundation of it all."
Hale will next be seen opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus in HBO political comedy Veep.
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