‘Arrested Development’ Season Five to Air in 2016
Brian Grazer better be ready to deliver on his promise that another season of Arrested Development is in the works. The executive producer previously confirmed a season five of the beloved show, though the remark was a seemingly nonchalant, off-the-cuff one made during a sports podcast and was not further confirmed at any point. Two months after that -- aka now -- Grazer says an upcoming fifth season is, in fact, in the works and will air on Netflix at some point in mid-2016.
Speaking with Adam Carolla during a podcast -- which we assume is his preferred media format for revealing Arrested Development news -- Grazer said, "Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we're gonna do more episodes." He said that production is set to begin "after the first of the year" and that season five should begin airing "four months after that."
Grazer also touched on how difficult it is to get all the actors together at one time, considering their very different and very busy schedules. He said, "It's a lot of all these stars lives. Everyone's become a star, so we're gonna juggle all these schedules...everybody's into it."
One of the common criticisms following the show's fourth season return was how disjointed the series felt. The show's humor works better in conjunction with the cast as a true ensemble, but because of the way scheduling worked out, each episode focuses on a particular character, resulting in a different feel from its previous three seasons -- lending itself to a lukewarm reception from critics and fans alike.
You can check out Adam Carolla's full podcast over on his site. Grazer talks about Arrested Development over an hour in.