Arrested Development marked Jason Bateman’s comeback to the Hollywood A-list. The former ‘Valerie’ and ‘Teen Wolf Too’ star is reportedly all-set to return to the hugely-popular sitcom for a fifth season and according to the show’s creator even… a feature film.
According to SlashFilm, Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer will get the fifth season rolling once they are able to get the primary cast all together. The issue with filming the fourth season was facilitating everyone with their busy schedules. The show was originally on TV for three successful seasons starting in 2003, but then went on to be cancelled by Fox (fuck were they thinking?). It made its big return with a fourth season last year as a Netflix exclusive, seven years after it was first cancelled.
According to SlashFilm, the movie is being planned before the fifth season as it’s easier to get the cast together for a film. While speaking to Rolling Stone last year show creator Mitchell Hurwitz said, “I’m working on the movie right now. I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright – it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie”.
Hurwitz also confirmed that the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series will be back with a fifth season. The show featured the talents of Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter as the formerly wealthy and habitually dysfunctional Bluth family.
Highly-acclaimed director and executive producer Ron Howard provided the narration for the show and his former ‘Happy Days’ colleague Henry Winkler, made several appearances as the Bluth’s family attorney Barry Zuckerkorn.