Annyong, to all my Arrested Development fans. If you’re like me, you will be thrilled to learn that the Bluths are almost back.
Jason Bateman, who will be reprising his role as the constantly unappreciated Michael Bluth, tweeted out a photo very familiar room on Twitter yesterday, and it left us even more eager for a return to the comedy treasure.
While season 4 of Arrested Development seemed to polarize the fanbase with its experimental form of storytelling, season 5 will reportedly bring the show back to its roots, with scenes featuring the entire family together in one room.
Executive producer Brian Grazer said that there will be a total of 17 episodes this season. And as far as the plot, Jason Bateman recently told Deadline (POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT) “…this season is basically the second act of a three-act story that started with the first load of Netflix episodes. It was a story that Mitchell Hurwitz hatched after the Fox episodes. There’s no plan yet to do a third act, but if this season is embraced that is definitely a possibility. One of the major stories is the death of Liza Minnelli’s character and who did it. It’s not a murder mystery per se, but that’s one of the central threads.”
Will Arnett, who plays Gob on the show, also chimed in on Twitter.
When you post a photo of the Arrested Development set on Twitter, you’re gonna get some hop-ons.
The season is set to be released in 2018. So in the mean time, here’s some money, go see a Star War.