Arrested Development Season Five is happening soon

Matt Sayer 31 July 2017 NEWS


Cancelling the madcap comedy series was always a huge mistake.

After seven long years of hiding out in model homes and banana stands, the weird and wonderful Bluth family made their triumphant return to the small screen in 2013 with the fourth season of the cult comedy Arrested Development. Resurrected with the help of Netflix, the 15-episode run was originally meant to tie a final bow around the Bluths' adventures, but due to its popularity, Netflix flip-flopped and recently confirmed that a fifth season is on the way.

More news has surfaced today thanks to a tweet from Jason Bateman, who plays the endlessly-unlucky son Michael Bluth in the show. Bateman tweeted "The Bluths move back in on the 8th", which, in conjunction with Bateman revealing to Deadline that the new season would start production in August, makes it pretty clear that filming for the fifth season will begin on 8 August.

Netflix confirmed that the full cast will be making a return for Season Five, including series creator Mitchell Hurwitz. According to Bateman, the season will continue the three-act story laid out by the fourth season, and if fans embrace it as eagerly as they have previous seasons, a sixth season could wrap up the third and final act in the near future.

Season Five of Arrested Development is slated to hit Netflix in 2018.

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