We have news that will certainly make “Arrested Development” fans want to “blue” themselves. Executive producer Ron Howard confirmed that the writers of the hit comedy are currently working on Season 5!
Ron Howard was on “Good Morning America” Friday to talk about “In the Heart of the Sea.” However, the conversation briefly switched over to the long awaited fifth season of “Arrested Development.” While Howard didn’t have too much exciting news for fans, he was able to tease that they are working on the new installment for Netflix.
“Well, Mitch Hurwitz the creator of the show is working with writers now,” Howard explained. “Netflix is behind it, 20th Century Fox is behind it.”
But don’t start dancing around the room like a chicken just yet. Hurwitz added that the possibility of a new season is only “hopeful” because they have to get the cast back together.
“What happened is that the cast has become so freakin’ in demand and busy,” he said. “Everyone wants to do it. Fans want it. I would be saddened if we didn’t achieve it.”
At least there is hope. The last update from Netflix came in July at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of the streaming giant, confirmed at the time that negotiations for Season 5 were underway.
Meanwhile, cast member Jessica Walters, who plays Lucille Bluth, teased Entertainment Weekly that the Season 5 plotline would find Buster (Tony Hale) arrested for the murder of his on-again, off-again love interest, Lucille Austero (Liza Minelli).