Fans of Arrested Development who have been waiting for the last four years for more of the series and Jason Bateman‘s character, Michael Bluth, can finally rejoice. This is because on May 12, the actor confirmed on Twitter that he would be returning to the series for its highly anticipated fifth season.
According to a report from E! News, in a post on Twitter, Jason Bateman wrote that it looked very probable that he would be putting, ” some miles on the Stair Car this summer.” This is because he had officially signed on to do more episodes of Arrested Development, as of that morning.
The news of the actor’s continued involvement in the series comes on the heels of a lot of speculation as to whether or not Netflix would even be able to wrangle the series’ famous cast for another season after the streaming service had already revived the series for a fourth season back in 2013. Even though the revival was actually met with mostly mixed reviews, especially with some fans feeling disappointed that the fourth season primarily revolved around one character which deprived them of seeing the larger ensemble that they had come to love, Netflix has not been deterred, nor have the creative minds behind the series.
Jason Bateman is of course not the only big name associated with the series, as other stars of the show include Will Arnett, David Cross, Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Alia Shawkat and Jessica Walter. In 2016 at CinemaCon, Will Arnett mentioned that the cast has always been interested in continuing the series and that it something they have all wanted to do in theory. He made it clear then that all of the cast wanted to get back together and that there was even stuff written, but of course that did not mean it would happen and of course it still left Netflix and the series having to sign the stars to new contracts if they wanted to move forward.
It would seem that Arrested Development fans truly are getting what they wished for, especially now that Jason Bateman has confirmed that he would definitely be back in action for the fifth season. Although it has been some time since the series last offered new content, viewers can stream the first four seasons on Netflix. As new information is released regarding the fifth season of the fan favorite series, CDA News will bring updates for fans eagerly anticipating the show’s return.
By Dorothea James
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