The Bluths are coming back…eventually!
Three days after Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said a fifth season of Arrested Development was “just a matter of when,” star Will Arnett confirmed that the ball is officially rolling on the next batch of episodes.
“The answer is yes,” Arnett exclaimed when asked if a fifth season of Arrested was happening while promoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. “You know, the truth is, that the guy who’s the big boss man at Netflix, he announced it. We don’t know when, but it’s going to happen. ”
Now, Arrested Development fans are familiar with this game of chicken as creator Mitch Hurwitz had teased a return to Balboa Towers for years before Netflix locked in the sprawling cast for a 15-episode fourth season, which premiered in May 2013. But since we’re talking about one of the greatest comedies ever, a glimmer of hope is all we need…for now.