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"Arrested Development" Is Officially Returning In 2018

The show will return in 2018.

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Arrested Development is officially coming back for a fifth season in 2018, Netflix has confirmed.

This time the Bluths are all together. Whether they like it or not.

Variety, which first reported the news, said that the "entire cast" will be returning to the show.


This includes Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat.

In a statement released to the media, series creator Mitch Hurwitz said: “In talks with Netflix we all felt 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.”

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He added: “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.”

It has been four years since Season 4 debuted on Netflix, following the cancellation of the initial run of the show on Fox in 2006. Season 4 consisted of 15 episodes; a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that Netflix is not confirming how many episodes of the next season of Arrested Development there will be today.

The show will return in 2018 on Netflix and will debut in all territories worldwide.