'Arrested Development' Is Officially Returning to Netflix for a Fifth Season

'Arrested Development' Is Officially Returning to Netflix for a Fifth Season

The announcement comes with a bit of biting political commentary.

The announcement comes with a bit of biting political commentary.

Text: William Defebaugh

Everyone's favorite dysfunctional family is returning to the small screen. That's right, after years of teasing from cast members, Netflix has confirmed a fifth season of Arrested Development for 2018, Variety reports. Original series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and the entire cast will return, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, and Alia Shawkat, along with executive producer and narrator Ron Howard.

“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 sarcastic statement. “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.”

The latest development in the saga of the series should come as a welcome relief for longtime fans of the cult show, who can rest assured that more martinis and familial shame are on the way. Arrested Development's first three season aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006 before Netflix revived the series for a fourth season in 2013.

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