Jason Bateman Signed On For Season 5 Of 'Arrested Development'

Jason Bateman Inks Deal For More 'Arrested Development'

Arrested Development Season 5 Is Closer Than Ever, Jason Bateman Says

While the almost decade-long wait between Arrested Development's third and fourth seasons was comprised of "will they/won't they" teasing that would put most soap opera sexual tension to shame, it's been hard to remain invested in the cast's hints regarding a fifth installment of the Bluth Family saga.

About time too, we were getting anxious there for a while.

That was several years ago though and since then, we haven't heard much about where the streaming service plans on taking Michael, Gob, Lindsay, Tobias and the rest of the crew next.

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Jason Bateman, star of Arrested Development, tweeted on Friday afternoon that he has "officially signed on" for more of the Fox-turned-Netflix series. But since it's taken this long for Jason Bateman to even sign on for a new season, there's no guarantee that it will happen this time.

Back in January, executive producer Brian Grazer told Deadline about the show's development for its return, "We are close". Here we are in 2017 though and there's been little to no movement.

As for what the plot may entail, well, that's still being kept under wraps, but last we heard, the new season may be part prequel, to help accommodate the cast's busy schedules, which has always been an obstacle in trying to get new seasons made.

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Fans of the dysfunctional family sitcom - which originally aired on Fox before its novel Season 4 move to Netflix - may have reason to celebrate.

Get ready to chicken dance once more, "Arrested Development" fans. Their chemistry is terrific and they really do make the show. Find out the latest on the developing new season after the jump.

Back in 2013, Hurwitz said that the fourth season would serve as prologue to an Arrested Development movie, but more recently, any talk of additional Arrested came in the context of a fifth season.

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