Fans of Arrested Development can rejoice! Netflix has saved the day (again!) renewing the comedy series for a fifth season and 15-episode run.
We can expect to see more of everyone’s favourite dysfunctional and eccentric family back on screens in 2018.
A second Netflix revival of the series has reportedly been in the works for a while, the hold-up was due to the cast’s conflicting schedules. Season four of the show premiered on Netflix in 2013.
According to EW, writers have already begun working on new scripts with production set to start in July.
Rumours really ramped up last Friday when Jason Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth, took to Twitter to share the exciting news.
“Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today,” Jason wrote on Twitter.
Original creator Mitch Hurwitz is also back on board. The entire original cast, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat will also be returning.
The original series aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006. While the show never held outstanding rating during its on air run, it did win six Emmys. It has also gained a substantial cult following over the years.
“Arrested Development brings us structures, outerwear, and choreography like no other comedy in history,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said.
“Season 4 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.”
Executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are thrilled to be working on the show again.
“Now the only thing I will have to be coy about is all the craziness the Bluths are going to face this season,” Brian said.
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