Netflix Chief Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Will Return for Season 5

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos told USA Today that he is “positive” its cult comedy Arrested Development will be returning for a fifth season.


“It’s just a matter of when,” he said. Due to scheduling issues last season, the cast didn’t appear together on-screen as often as fans and writers would have liked. Sarandos said this was a “fair criticism”, as scheduling will again be a struggle with the busy actors.

Ironic, considering the show’s description as “the story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.”

Arrested Development stars Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor and Portia de Rossi.

Mitch Hurwitz’s comedy series debuted its fourth season on Netflix last year after a three-year run on Fox from 2003 to 2006. The series won six Emmys during its time at Fox and received three nominations after 2013’s release.