Arrested Development series 5: Producer confirms there will be 17 more episodes

The Bluths are coming back

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“Loyal” TV audiences will be rewarded with a fifth series of Arrested Development according to producer Brian Grazer who has announced another 17 episodes.

Netflix might be yet to issue a press release making the news “official” but Grazer said in an interview that we hadn’t seen the last of the Bluth family.

“We’re going to do another 17 episodes. So, stay tuned for Arrested Development,” he said, despite admitting that although “people are loyal to it” the show “was never a big thing [in terms of money]”.

Arrested Development was created by Mitchell Hurwitz and stars Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera.


It follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional and formerly wealthy family is known for using a mixture of handheld camera work and historical footage.

The series originally aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006 with the fourth season exclusively released on Netflix.


Grazer, who runs Imagine Entertainment along with Ron Howard, appeared on Bill Simmons’ podcast to talk about hit show Empire.

The hip-hop drama dubbed the “black Dynasty” is set to arrive on British TV screens after Channel 4 won a bidding war to bring it to digital channel E4.

It counts Michelle Obama among its fans and is one of the few mainstream American dramas to feature a predominantly African-American cast.