New Episodes Of ‘Arrested Development’ Are Coming To Netflix Next Month
From 2003 to 2006, Fox aired one of the funniest, weirdest shows we’ve ever seen. Arrested Development told the story of the fictional Bluth family. This band of dysfunctional misfits gave us a lot of laughs! Matriarch Lucille Bluth was our personal favorite. Her penchant for booze and completely obliterating her idiot family with insults is legendary. But all good things must come to an end, and the show said goodbye after three seasons. That is until Netflix decided to pick it up and air new episodes on the streaming network. It was relaunched in 2018 to much fanfare. But following the accusations against star Jeffrey Tambor, it seemed unlikely that Netflix would air the remaining episodes. Looks like we don’t have to worry (or wait much longer)! The last half of the fifth season is set to return to Netflix next month.
Netflix released episodes 1-8 of the Arrested Development reboot last year.
The original series dealt with the family coming to terms with patriarch George Bluth being imprisoned for federal crimes. In 2013, Netflix aired a fourth season, but it was missing that Bluth family magic. That season received mixed reviews, as the cast had some difficulties coming together to shoot as an ensemble. As such, it focused on the individual stories of family members, rather than the Bluth family as a whole. But when they revived it again for a fifth season last year, that Bluth family magic was back! However, the series and cast was overshadowed by the accusations of sexual harassment and abuse against Jeffrey Tambor. Then, a cringe-worthy cast interview made things even worse.
The second half of that fifth season is picking up where the show left off, with a fairly topical border wall being built by the Bluth family company. It also includes a murder trial, the gay mafia, and Tobias as a Golden Girl.
That sounds like classic Arrested Development, to be honest. One of the things that made the show great was how outlandish it was, and we’re excited to learn they’re getting back to their roots! If anyone can take on the stupid border wall and the gay mafia, it’s the Bluth family. Expect to see original cast members Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Jessica Walter, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, and David Cross. Jeffrey Tambor was fired from the Amazon show Transparent over the allegations, but it appears as though he’ll feature in the remaining Arrested Development episodes.
The second half of season five of Arrested Development will be available for streaming on Netflix starting March 15.