Arrested Development will be returning to Netflix for a fifth season on May 29th, 2018 and the first trailer is here. I mean it’s just one trailer, what could it cost? Ten dollars?
Last week, in celebration of Cinco de Cuatro, creator Mitch Hurwitz announced they had made a huge mistake when editing the Season 4 of Arrested Development, so they released a remix.
Hurwitz compared the new version of season four to “eating toast, then some bacon—maybe a sliced tomato followed by some turkey, and realizing, ‘Hey, I think I just had a BLT.’” He went on to explain that since season four aired in 2013, he’s had the time to ”take that Rashomon-type story and recut it, shuffling the content from 15 individualized stories into 22 interwoven stories the length of the original series—as an experiment to find out, well… I guess ‘if I could make some money.’ I mean, who am I kidding, I want this thing to syndicate eventually.”
Season 5 of Arrested Development will reportedly revolve around the death of Lucille 2 and you can see the trailer below.
In a statement in May of 2017, creator Mitchell Hurwit said, “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,” original creator Mitchell Hurwitz said in a 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.”
And now, one year later, the Bluths are coming back.
Starring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, David Cross, Jessica Walter, and Alia Shawkat, Arrested Development aired on Fox for three seasons, from 2003 to 2005 and was canceled because people are idiots. It returned for one season on Netflix for a fourth season in 2013.
And if it doesn’t work out this time, just remember there’s always money in the banana stand.