Jason Bateman Confirms His Return for Season 5 of 'Arrested Development'

Justin Greene
May 15, 2017

But now that someone like Jason Bateman has taken to Twitter and said he'll be getting behind the wheel of the Bluth family stair vehicle "this summer", it sounds like it might actually be happening.

The ensemble series debuted on Fox in 2003 and ran three seasons, picking up a slew of Emmys including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004. For now, just keep your fingers crossed that we'll finally be able to have another season of Arrested Development.

It's been two years since executive producer Brian Grazer said that 17 more episodes of the Bluth family's adventures were on the way. There is no timeline provided as to when Season 5 will be released either. Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, also promised a fifth season, depending on actor availability. Supposedly that will make it easier for the core cast to get together more often this season, which is good news for anyone who were unimpressed by the show's fourth season. At the very least, we know Jeffrey Tambor is available, because he sure as hell isn't here for this Hellboy reboot nonsense. About one year ago, series creator Mitch Hurwitz said he is outlining a new season, but would not start writing scripts until the cast was officially signed on. While Jason Bateman is seemingly raring to hop on the esteemed "Stair Car" with some new Arrested Development episodes, it has not yet been reported if other principal cast members have joined him. "But just like last season, it's up to figuring out how to work around the actors' schedules". Were you let down by Season 4 of the show on Netflix?

David Cross and Jason Bateman in Arrested Development.

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