Season five of “Arrested Development” is officially a go!
Jason Bateman took to Twitter on Friday to reveal that he has signed on to star in more episodes of the beloved cult comedy.
“Look very probable I’m going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer, ” Bateman wrote. “Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today.”
Four years after “Arrested Development” was revived by Netflix, season five is still on track. Creator Mitch Hurwitz shared with reporters during the streaming service’s summer Television Critics Association press tour last July that the wheels were in motion.
“We’re very close,” he said. “I’m very hesitant — it’s something that I’m very desperate to do. We’ve got a lot of stories broken. We’re kind of ready to go.”
“It’s what we’re trying to accomplish, and if it does happen, it looks like shooting would be at the start of 2017 — that’s what I’m hoping. That’s my sincere hope,” Hurwitz added.
It’s unclear whether any of the show’s other original stars — Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter — will be back.
The first three seasons of “Arrested Development” ran on Fox from 2003 to 2006.
The 2017 SAG Awards saw the reunion of several Bluth family members. See more in the video below.
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