Jason Bateman Signs on for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 5

Kari Scott
May 15, 2017

The show, after completing its three-season run on Fox from 2003-2006, made an uncanny resurrection on Netflix after almost a decade of dormancy.

It was also revealed that season five will contain 17 episodes.

In previous comments, show producer Brian Grazer has said "Netflix is determined to do more episodes", and that all of the series' main actors have agreed to participate, and to payment terms.

Hurwitz says he'd made a director's cut of the fourth season to make it more like the first three, but it has never been released.

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Regardless of whether probable new episodes of the series sink or swim, the good news is now official: Jason Bateman has signed on for Arrested Development Season 5. Around the same time, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos teased a possible fifth season, telling reporters, "We're plugging along". "The talent is very busy... and it's owned by Fox".

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Get ready to chicken dance once more, "Arrested Development" fans.

Jason Bateman, who plays voice-of-reason Michael Bluth, indicated on Friday that the family that put the fun - and, oh, yes, dysfunction - in dysfunctional family comedy will be re-revived on Netflix. Were you let down by Season 4 of the show on Netflix? (Jeffrey Tambor), his mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), and Lindsay's husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat).

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