Published Jul 27, 2016Last month, Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer said a fifth season of the popular comedy would see the light of day this year. Now, more has been revealed on when the Bluth family will be back on screen.
During a press tour for the Television Critics Association on Wednesday (July 27), executive producer Mitch Hurwitz said that the show is "very close" to getting a fifth season on Netflix, which revived the show in 2013.
"It's the thing I'm really desperate to do," Hurwitz said, while noting nothing was official as of yet. "We've got a lot of stories broken. We're ready to go. I'm so appreciative of the fans wanting more, I'd hate to tease them with information until we know it's going to happen… If it does happen, it looks like shooting would happen at the start of 2017."
Hurwitz went on to say that a primary issue would be making sure all cast members would be available for shooting. Many are currently committed to large roles in other series.
David Cross echoed Hurwitz's sentiments in an interview this month, upbeat about the chance to reprise his role as Tobias Fünke on the show.
"You have to schedule, like 11 actors who live all over the same place and are involved in their own stuff," he said. "That's quite difficult to do, but I can tell you that everybody would love to do it again. It's a treat and an absolute pleasure and I'd love to do it again. It's such a fun part to play too."
Arrested Development ran for three seasons from 2003 to 2006 before it was shelved by Fox. Netflix revived the program for its fourth season in 2013.