Arrested Development will return for a fifth season, Netflix have confirmed.
Following Jason Bateman’s announcement earlier this week that he had signed on for a new season, the streaming service have now made it official and confirmed a brand new season.
Netflix boss Ted Sarandos offered a telling insight into the new series, suggesting that the cast will see more time on-screen together, something that was lacking in the fourth season and was criticised by fans;
“Arrested Development brings us structures, outerwear and choreography like no other comedy in history. Season Four marked the first foray by Netflix into original comedy programming and this time, the Bluths will collectively be spending more quality time with their millions of fans around the world.”
Creator Mitch Hurwitz also confirmed the full cast will be returning;
“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. 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.”
Arrested Development season five will film this year, with a 2018 release planned.