Netflix just confirmed a fifth season of ‘Arrested Development’

If your head is still spinning from the punchy cliffhanger that ended Arrested Development’s Netflix-exclusive fourth season, take heart: The Bluths will ride again—at some point.

In comments to USA Today, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said he is “positive” that more episodes are in the offing. “It’s just a matter of when,” he added. The screwball sitcom’s creator and showrunner, Mitch Hurwitz, has also pledged to make season 5 a reality.

Once again, however, the ensemble cast’s many scheduling conflicts will delay production. And unlike last time, Hurwitz doesn’t want to work around these issues with a splintered “anthology” format, which irked fans who wanted to see their favorite characters share more screen time. 

Because it would be more “doable” to gather everyone for a shorter film shoot, Hurwitz said, the oft-teased Arrested Development movie could happen before the next full season does. He’s also considered doing a one-off special or three-part kickoff to a longer run of episodes

In any case, even if it’s another long wait for more, the story of a wealthy family who lost everything (and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together) seems far from over. Try not to blue yourself with excitement.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'