Arrested Development Season 5 in the works!
It looks like it’s time for fans of Arrested Development to celebrate as star Jason Bateman revealed on Twitter today that he has signed on for more episodes. Bateman posted the following about Arrested Development Season 5:
Look very probable I’m going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer. Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today.
— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 12, 2017
It’s been two years since executive producer Brian Grazer said that 17 more episodes of the Bluth family’s adventures were on the way. “I love Arrested Development, but it was never a huge thing,” Grazer said then, “but people are loyal to it, and we’re going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development.”
Following its initial three seasons from 2004 – 2006, the quest for more Arrested Development had been a long road. The promise of more episodes eventually blossomed into the non-linear fourth season that debuted on Netflix in 2013. You can watch all four seasons on Netflix right now.
Twentieth Century Fox Television and Netflix have yet to comment on the new season, so we’ll have to see if we’re actually getting those 17 episodes.
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).