A new season of ‘Arrested Development’ is coming to Netflix next year

So now you have summer plans.


Audra Schroeder


Published Jun 2, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 4:49 pm CDT

In April, Arrested Development’s co-executive producer Brian Grazer offered fans a cryptic yet oddly specific update about the show’s future. Now comes news that the Netflix series is returning in 2016.  

Grazer dropped the news on Adam Corolla’s show this time, towards the end of their interview. The conversation starts around the one-hour mark, and Grazer explains, “Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re gonna do more episodes,” with production starting at the beginning of the year. “It’s a lot of juggling of all these stars’ lives,” he added; “everyone’s become a star.”

Indeed, Jeffrey Tambor is starring in Transparent, Tony Hale’s on Veep, Alia Shawkat has been on Broad City, Will Arnett voiced The Lego Movie, David Cross is working on a new Mr. Show, Michael Cera died in This Is the End, and Jason Bateman’s in the upcoming film The Gift, which creeped out entertainment journalists cross the country with its recent social media stunt. 

This is great news for many fans, but the three-year gap between seasons has led others to wonder: Do we really need more? Have we gotten all we can out of the show’s parallel storyline structure and was season 4 the one where attention spans finally flickered out? 

The show could debut on Netflix next summer, if these particular stars align. 

H/T Vulture | Photo via Sam Urdank/Netflix  

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*First Published: Jun 2, 2015, 7:15 pm CDT