One cast member may not return, however
A fifth season of Arrested Development is “very close” to happening according to its creator.
The fourth season aired on Netflix in 2013 and a year later the streaming service’s boss, Ted Sarandos, said he was sure another season would happen. “It’s just a matter of when,” he said.
Producer Brian Glazer added that the crew were down to “do another 17 episodes” and promised them to be ready by mid-2015.
As Uproxx reports, creator Mitch Hurwitz has now said the fifth season is “definitely” happening.
“We’re very close,” he said, adding that production could begin in early 2017. “It’s what we’re trying to accomplish. Several stories have already been broken and are ready to go. But just like last season, it’s up to figuring out how to work around the actors’ schedules.”
Hurwitz also revealed that one cast member may not return, however. “I may have trouble getting Scott Baio again,” he said of the actor who played Bob Loblaw.