Jason Bateman Signs on for 'Arrested Development' Season 5

Posted May 15, 2017

Still no timeline for that elusive Season 5 at this point, though. It would no doubt be an interesting move, but we're not sure how well fans would take to it.

He plays pivotal character Michael Bluth in the series, struggling to hold his dysfunctional, wealthy family together.

An Emmy victor for best comedy series in 2004, Arrested Development originally ran on Fox from 2003-2006.

Season four of the show came out in May of 2013, and consisted of 15 Netflix-produced episodes. Because he had just "officially signed" to do more Arrested Development.

As reported by Variety, Jason Bateman's tweet was sprinkled with a little bit of in-universe Arrested Development humor.

"We are close", executive producer Brian Grazer told Deadline back in January, "I think we found a way to create the compensation structure for all the actors and create a work matrix so they can still make movies and do other things and it will all integrate". Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, also promised a fifth season, depending on actor availability. At the very least, we know Jeffrey Tambor is available, because he sure as hell isn't here for this Hellboy reboot nonsense.

So, just how "arrested" is the pending Season 5 production of Arrested Development? Normally, "very probable" and "officially" don't go in the same announcement, and "this summer" offers only the slightest of time tables. Will the new episodes reunite the entire Bluth family cast? Find out the latest on the developing new season after the jump.

Be ready for more "Arrested Development". She left the show on her own terms, but did not mention "Arrested Development" as reasoning for her exit. Were you let down by Season 4 of the show on Netflix?