It’s been a couple of years since the Bluths reemerged on Netflix. Now Arrested Development co-creator Brian Grazer says that a fifth season will be happening! On Adam Carolla’s podcast, Grazer told him that the new season will begin production in early 2016 and releasing later that year. “Netflix is determined to do more episodes so we’re going to do more episodes,” he said. “It’s a lot of juggling of all these stars’ lives.”
Arrested Development was Netflix’s first game changing push into producing original comedy content. The streaming service revived the show six years after being cancelled by Fox in 2006. The show’s cult following eagerly flocked to the budding website to see their favorite dysfunctional family again. Since then, Netflix has become a worthy competitor in the comedy field, earning Emmy nominations. It has bought countless one-hour stand-up specials from some of comedy’s biggest names including Louis C.K., Bill Burr, Chelsea Handler and Aziz Ansari. Netflix has saved other shows shunned by the television industry. It continued shows like Trailer Park Boys (previously on Showcase channel) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (developed for NBC). It also has its own slate of original hit comedies like Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie and the highly-anticipated Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
The series that launched Netflix as an online TV channel returns to the empire it helped create.