It’s Official – Arrested Development Will Return For Season 5 At Netflix

Well, it’s no longer a rumour, Netflix is officially bringing Arrested Development back for a fifth season. The new season is set to debut in 2018 and original creator Mitchell Hurwitz is returning as well as the entire series regular cast!

Jason Batemen, Michael Cera, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, Portia De Rossi, and Alia Shawkat will all return. The show which aired on Fox Broadcasting Company for three seasons from 2004-2006 was a critical darling being nominated for 25 Emmy awards, and being critically acclaimed. Despite the positivity surrounding the show it never found its audience and after three seasons the show was pulled.

“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,” said Hurwitz in a comical statement on Wednesday. “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’ brings us structures, outerwear and choreography like no other comedy in history,” Ted Sarandos Netflix chief content officer, mused the content leafing through photos of the banana stand, never-nudes and Chicken Dances. “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.”

Dana Walden and Gary Newman the Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEO respectively commented, “‘Arrested Development’ remains one of the iconic franchises we, Ron and Brian are asked about most. It’s a testament to the brilliance of Mitch’s creation, the passion of his audience, and the love his cast holds in their hearts for his writing and characters that we have been able to ‘get the band back together ‘ not once but twice since the Emmy-winning original run. Get ready, America. The Bluths are coming back.”

Who else is excited for another season of this show because I know we are all amped.