Two years ago, cult sitcom Arrested Development made its triumphant return to Netflix after seven years off the air, and that long-awaited revival left the door wide open for more of the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
It’s been clear ever since Season 4 arrived that creator Mitch Hurwitz has more plans for the future of the Bluth family, but we still don’t know when we’ll see them. Now, producer Brian Grazer, who’s been promising more Arrested Development for months, has finally given us some kind of rough timeline.
“Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re going to do more episodes,” Grazer said during a chat on The Adam Carolla Show this week. He went on to say that the plan is to start shooting Season 5 in January and then release the episodes by the summer of 2016, which means it’s likely Hurwitz already has something written, though we have no idea what.
We also don’t know if the entire cast will be back, but Grazer did note that scheduling the shoot will be a chore, so we assume yes. Last season the production had to go so far as to shoot actors in front of green screens and then digitally add them into conversations with other characters, so maybe Season 5 will bring us an entirely motion-capture version of Buster Bluth.