However, Netflix has yet to make an official announcement about a new season
New episodes of Arrested Development will launch on Netflix in spring 2016, according to the show’s executive producer Brian Glazer.
Glazer revealed in April that he and creator Mitch Hurwitz are planning to make “another 17 episodes” of the cult sitcom and now he has shared further details about the new season’s shooting schedule.
“Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re going to do more episodes,” Glazer said on The Adam Carolla Show podcast yesterday (June 2). “We’re going to do it [at] the turn of the year. January, February we’re gonna start it.” Glazer then added that the episodes would launch on Netflix around “four months” later, suggesting an April or May 2016 launch date.
However, Netflix has yet to make any kind of official announcement about a new season of Arrested Development. The streaming service revived the show for a fourth season in 2013 after a seven-year hiatus, launching 15 brand new episodes simultaneously. Original cast members Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera all reprised their roles as members of the eccentric and dysfunctional Bluth clan.
However, the new season received mixed reviews from TV critics and many fans objected to what Hurwitz described as the “anthology” format, whereby each episode revolved around a single Bluth family member. Arrested Development originally aired on US network Fox for three seasons from 2003 to 2006 before being cancelled.