The fourth season of Arrested Development was presented differently than the first three installments; each episode focused on one or two characters instead of the usual format of switching back and forth between the family members. Season 5 of Arrested Development will debut on Netflix on Tuesday, May 29.
This trailer starts off like a greatest hits compliation, taking us through some of the best moments of previous seasons before launching into new material.
As documented by CBS, in a Netflix statement, Hurwitz spoke about Arrested Development Season 5 with tongue-in-cheek humor. That means Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Tony Hale, and Jessica Walter will all be in the same room together once more. "Like, if you knew when, you would not be wrong to be thinking, 'Why are we all just hearing about this now?'" Yeah, I think a few weeks counts as "like real soon". As this Netflix (semi) original series returns, the Bluths are back together, and finally getting the award they think they deserve - for family of the year. At the time, it was unclear whether Tambor's continued appearance on the show was a matter of active support by its creators, or simply due to timing and circumstance: season five was filmed a year ago, before allegations were made against Tabmor, and taking him out would have meant re-shooting or strategically editing around his scenes. We first see the Bluth clan reunited during the shooting of a campaign ad for Lindsay, who is running for Congress because, as she puts it, "I want to be part of the problem, Michael". George Michael (Cera) questions if they will still get the votes needed. But thanks to the internet's passion for the show's catchphrases and characters, Netflix brought it back for a fourth season in 2013. Following allegations of sexual harassment, Jeffrey Tambor was recently let go from the Amazon series Transparent.
At least one Arrested Development player seemed more reticent in her support.