Executive producer Brian Grazer may have let the cat out of the bag back in January, but now Netflix has made it official: Arrested Development is returning for a fifth season. And the best part? Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and the entire series regular cast — Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat — are all onboard. Said Hurwitz:
In talks with Netflix we all felt that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business — and their desperate abuses of power — are really underrepresented on TV these days. I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids; Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Did I say Tiffany? — back to the glorious stream of life.
Though an exact date for a premiere has yet to be announced, Arrested Development will indeed be making a return in 2018.