The Bluth family is coming back to Netflix. Although the streaming service hasn’t officially announced a fifth season of “Arrested Development,” producer Brian Grazer revealed in an interview that the show is planning on returning for 17 new episodes.
Grazer made the exciting announcement while speaking to Bill Simmons on “The B.S. Report.” The video was uploaded on Youtube Tuesday afternoon, and immediately sparking excitement in fans of the dysfunctional family.
“People are loyal to it,” Grazer dished. “And we’re going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for ‘Arrested Development.’”
The executive producer didn’t reveal any more information on Season 5 of the revived comedy, however rumors of new episodes have been swirling ever since Season 4 was released on Netflix in 2013. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, promised fans at the time that the fourth season wasn’t a “one-off” thing.”
“’Arrested’ is unique, because that’s really up to the talent,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “If the talent were willing to do more, and interested in that, I’m sure we would be willing.”
Last August the Netflix Chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, revealed that he was “positive” another season of “Arrested Development” was coming. “It’s just a matter of when,” he told USA Today.