Hurwitz says he'd made a director's cut of the fourth season to make it more like the first three, but it has never been released. It would no doubt be an interesting move, but we're not sure how well fans would take to it.
Bateman plays Michael Bluth, who tries to keep his wealthy but dysfunctional family together.
The show, after completing its three-season run on Fox from 2003-2006, made an uncanny resurrection on Netflix after almost a decade of dormancy. Netflix revived it for a fourth season in 2013, which had mixed reviews - the show's structure was changed radically to account for the cast's varied schedules. Season 4 ended with a murder mystery and the arrest of Buster (Hale) following the death of Lucille Two (Liza Minnelli). (After years of built-up expectations, some critics have attributed that as partly the fault of the original run's success.) Arrested Development boosted the careers of every member of its cast, particularly Bateman's.
Over the weekend, Bateman tweeted the confirmation and wrote, "Look very probable I'm going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer". Around the same time, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos teased a possible fifth season, telling reporters, "We're plugging along".
"We're very close", he said.
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It really requires a comprehensive public health approach. "They've been screened and found to be Hep C positive", Vemuri said. Experts warn the surge in infections mirrors the rising number of people injecting drugs amid the nationwide opioid epidemic .
So, just how "arrested" is the pending Season 5 production of Arrested Development?
Series creator Mitch Hurwitz spoke about the narrative choices of season four, which saw the main character's split up to do their own thing rather than bounce off each other. Bateman went as far to suggest that the show - or at least his participation - would begin filming this summer.
Not to get too hyperbolic, but Arrested Development S04is basically The Phantom Menace of sitcoms, that slow sinking feeling setting in with each thirty-minute block that this new work not only fails to re-capture the magic of what you loved before, it's just flat-out bad.