It was actually Brian Grazer, executive producer of the show, who confirmed in a recent interview with Bill Simons for B.S. Report podcast, that “Arrested Development” will have a Season 5 that shall feature 17 episodes.
While there has been no news yet about the plotline or the treatment of Season 5 when it comes out, nor the show’s official release date, fans are already happy to know that their favorite show will be coming back on air for its fifth season.
Neither Netflix nor 20th Century Fox has confirmed Brian Grazer’s confirmation of Season 5 for “Arrested Development.” A representative of 20th Century Fox did say that although everyone is interested in doing more episodes, the film company has nothing to announce at this time.
It was already a confirmation of sort that the fifth season is on and that it is just a matter of time when the camera starts rolling again.
Another clear indication is the fact that show creator, Mitchell Hurwitz, who is also one of the Executive Producers of “Arrested Development,” recently inked a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce, develop and create new projects for the streaming service.