We’re far enough from the premiere that you’d barely remember Arrested Development Season 4 as one of the first Netflix original offerings, but at long last, Season 5 might finally escape its own arrested development. Producer Brian Grazer says the last cast hurdles have been cleared, and news should be “happening soon.”
About the only pop culture gag repeated as often as Trump’s Zapp Brannigan quotes would be Arrested Development narrator Ron Howard fact-checking the candidate. Now, we’ve finally gotten our wish, as the world’s worst election finally gets the Trump-rested Development it deserves.
Just a scant four years after Arrested Development reunited (after a less scant seven), the Bluths may finally be getting back together for real. Hearsay be gone, as Jeffrey Tambor seems to think he’ll be going back to work as the Arrested Development family patriarch as early as January.
There was once a time I refused to believe a Green Lantern movie would happen (still do, to be honest), so it’s perhaps unfair to contextualize Arrested Development Season 5 by its never-ending stream of vague updates from cast and crew. Right on schedule, then, Jessica Walter has another positive update on progress. Let’s keep that pot stirring!
It’s always possible that Arrested Development Season 5 finally gets its s— together in the next year, but in the meantime, creator Mitch Hurwitz wants to re-release Season 4 entirely. Hurwitz confirms that a network-style 22-episode, 22-minute re-edit of the fragmented Season 4 sits on the shelf, with “totally different storytelling.”
Last we heard of Arrested Development Season 5 (and mind you, we’ve been hearing for years), Will Arnett thought Netflix bosses “need to get their s— together” to make it happen. Well, good news! According to creator Mitch Hurwitz, said s— has perhaps indeed come together, enough for a potential early 2017 production. Let’s immediately get our hopes up!
This very week will see Will Arnett returning to Netflix for BoJack Horseman Season 3 in a year that’s already seen the Arrested Development star headlining his own live-action series, but questions inevitably return to the Bluths. A fifth Arrested season is still in the works, but according to Arnett, the producers “need to get their s— together.”
It’s that time of year, when Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz stokes the fires of a fifth season on Netflix, but Season 4 may yet bring bigger news. The former Bluth manager reveals that Season 4 has been entirely re-worked into 22 episodes, reshoots and all, hoping to find somewhere to air.
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Too often in TV, long-gestating revivals are punchlines until they’re not, the same way Arrested Development has warmed leftover Season 5 updates since 2013. Now, we may actually have details on the proposed story, including some surprisingly topical turns for Making a Murderer, Donald Trump, and a potentially familiar role for Jeffrey Tambor!