Arrested Development

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Netflix, you have not made a huge mistake.

More Arrested Development is coming to the online streaming site, and it's a lot sooner than we ever thought! When executive producer Brian Grazer spoke with Grantland back in April, he revealed that the Bluths will definitely return for a very specific amount of episodes on Netflix, but we had no idea when.

"We're going to do another 17 episodes," Grazer said in an interview with Bill Simmons. "So, stay tuned for Arrested Development."

And now we finally know when we can get 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.

Arrested Development, Tobias, Blue Man Paint


While Grazer did not give a specific premiere date, he told Adam Carolla today on Carolla's podcast that production on season five of the cult hit series will begin around January or February of 2016 with new episodes premiering about four months after that.

More Arrested Development as soon as April 2016?! We just blue ourselves.

"Netflix is determined to do more episodes so we're going to do more episodes," Grazer says. "It's a lot of juggling of all these stars' lives."

Back in May 2013, Netflix revived the previously-canceled series with a 15-episode season four. The original series aired on Fox for three seasons from 2003-2006.

Arrested Development stars Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, Will Arnett as GOB Bluth, Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth, Portia De Rossi as Lindsay Bluth, Michael Cera as George Michael Bluth, Jeffrey Tambor as George Bluth, Alia Shawkat as Maeby Funke and David Cross as Tobias Funke.

Netflix had no comment at this time.

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