The Bluths are back! Arrested Development starring Jason Bateman and Will Arnett is officially renewed for season five on Netflix
Arrested Development will be returning with a new season to Netflix.
The streaming giant finally confirmed on Wednesday a fifth season of the cult-classic comedy which will launch in 2018.
Original creator Mitchell Hurwitz is back, along with the entire series regular cast, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat.
Back together: Arrested Development will be returning with a season five to Netflix as announced on Wednesday
The announcement comes a week after Bateman tweeted that he had closed a deal to star in more episodes of the show.
Arrested Development originally ran on Fox from 2003 to 2006, then went to Netflix for a fourth season in 2013.
The show never did well in ratings, but garnered widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for 25 Emmy Awards, winning six.
Keep it 100: The original creator Mitchell Hurwitz is back to write, direct, and produce (pictured 2016)
Hurwitz gave this comical statement on Wednesday: '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.'
He continued: '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.”
Hurwitz will serve as executive producer with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Jim Vallely and Richie Rosenstock.
Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television are producing for Netflix.
Praise: The show never did well in ratings, but garnered widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for 25 Emmy Awards, winning six
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