The cult classic first premiered on FOX in 2003 and struggled to find an audience large enough to keep it on the network past 2006. Beyond the Season Four Remix and upcoming fifth season, all four previous seasons of the show are now available to stream through Netflix as well.
Great news for fans of the dysfunctional Bluth family, the release of Arrested Development Season 5 is just around the corner.
Now that when we know when the Bluths will be awkwardly gracing our screens again, here are a few things we would love to see in season 5. To answer those complaints, show creator Michael Hurwitz recently made a decision to re-cut those 15 episodes, which focused on individual characters, into 22 interwoven installments more in line with those of the first three seasons. To work around it, the writers focused on one character per episode, which ultimately detracted from the ensemble interacting with one another - a huge part of what makes the show so brilliant.
Also seen in the Season 5 trailer, Oscar (Tambor) announces that they are getting the Family of the Year Award, and they are giving the award to themselves.
In other surprising notable news from the trailer, it appears that Lindsey (Portia De Rossi) is running for office, Buster (Tony Hale) has finally ditched his hook for a more practical prosthetic hand, and Maeby (Alia Shawkat) has traded her bushy brown locks for a sleek silver hairdo. A The Hollywood Reporter profile that was published on the same day the above trailer was released includes commentary from Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos saying that Tambor "has always been totally professional", but also mention of a combative episode between Tambor and his Arrested Development costar Jessica Walter.
This re-cut season of Arrested Development is now streaming on Netflix, and it should be a great setup for Season 5 (which the trailer describes as, "a new new beginning"). The Bluths will be back on May 29th!
All of the main cast and series creator Mitchell Hurwitz return to their roles for the new season.