It’s official. The cast of Arrested Development will reprise their roles once more for a new Netflix season.
Actor Will Arnett confirmed that the on-demand streaming service has signed on for a fifth season of the show on Today on Thursday August 7th, saying that “it’s something we all want to do, so we’re excited.” Later that day Arnett confirmed the news again when he stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Earlier this week, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos hinted at the likelihood of a fifth season of Arrested Development, saying it was “a matter of when” the cast could reunite. He also addressed criticism of the series’ fourth season, saying that he agreed with concerns “that the cast didn’t appear on screen often enough together.”
Arrested Development’s 2013 run on Netflix marked the return of the critically acclaimed comedy that had been cancelled by Fox in 2006. The 15 episodes of season four were released all at once on May 26, 2013, breaking streaming records for the service.