'Arrested Development' Is Getting 17 New Episodes
The Bluths are making a comeback! Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer recently said in an interview that the cult comedy series will be getting 17 brand new episodes.
Let's dust off our Loose Seal and banana stand jokes. After all, it's been two years since season 4 of Arrested Development debuted on Netflix, albeit to some mixed reviews.
There aren't any other details about whether scripts have been written, when shooting will commence or when it will air. When Grazer spoke to Bill Simmons for his "BS Report" show, he just simply said, "We’re going to do another 17 episodes. So, stay tuned for 'Arrested Development'!" As IndieWire points out, for some reason Simmons didn't ask Grazer any follow-up questions, leaving us in the dark a bit. Huffington Post asked Netflix to confirm the greenlit project, but they stayed mum on the issue.
You can see Grazer talking about the show in the 24:25-minute mark below:
Up until Grazer's confirmation, there had just been talks about a fifth season of Arrested Development in the works. Last year, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said he was "positive" that there would be another season of Arrested Development, but "it's just a matter of when." He talked about having to figure out scheduling conflicts with all the actors' who are plenty busy with other projects. Sarandos also said that it was a "fair criticism" "that the cast didn't appear on screen often enough together," one of the major complaints critics had about the 4th season.
Maybe that means we'll have more interaction between the characters in the upcoming season, which might be summed up by this feeling: