Netflix have today announced that The Bluth’s are coming back for Season 5 of “Arrested Development”. The show, starring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, Will Arnett and more, had it’s first 3 seasons on Fox before being cancelled in 2006. Six years after and Netflix revived the series as a Netflix Original continuing the story with Season 4 released in 2013 featuring the same cast. With another 5 year gap before Season 5 arrives it will be interesting to see how the story and the characters develop.
“Arrested Development” is one of those shows I keep meaning to watch again as it was so long ago when I first saw it! We’ll keep you updated with any news about the shows return.
“In talks with Netflix we all felt 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 series creator Mitchell Hurwitz. He added, “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,” mused Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, leafing through photos of the banana stand, never nudes and Chicken Dances. “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”