Netflix is officially bringing Arrested Development back for Season 5!
The news was confirmed by series creator, Mitchell Hurwitz confirmed the news that was rumored for a long time.
“In talks with Netflix we all felt that that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business — and their desperate abuses of power — are really underrepresented on TV these days,” he said.
“I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille, and the kids; Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Did I say, Tiffany? — back to the glorious stream of life.”
The entire main cast — including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat are all tapped to appear in the new season of the hit comedy series.
It's crazy to think that the series debuted way back in 2003 and is only going into Season 5. The low season count can be attributed to Fox canceling the series in 2006 after three seasons.
Netflix swooped in and saved the series six years later, handing the series a fourth season renewal.
Response to Season 4 was mixed, with many feeling it felt like a long, drawn-out goodbye for the characters. Thankfully, it seems like that Season 4 was just the tip of the iceberg.
With more episodes on the way, we sure can't wait to find out what's in store for us. Ted Sarantos from Netflix said, “the Bluths will collectively be spending more quality time with their millions of fans around the world.”
Does that mean the season will be set around the world? If so, we're even more intrigued.
If you want to relive any of the laughs, you can watch Arrested Development online right here on TV Fanatic.
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