Netflix is bringing back Arrested Development for season 5 and Jason Bateman is returning.
Bateman tweeted yesterday that he has officially signed onto more of the comedy, which it revived in 2013.
Look very probable I'm going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer. Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today.
— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 12, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter claims creator Mitchell Hurwitz’s deal was done weeks ago, with the writers room starting up shortly thereafter.
In April 2015, executive producer Brian Grazer confirmed that a fifth season was in development and would consist of 17 episodes. Whether that number still stands is unclear.
Last year Hurwitz said: “It’ll happen. It’ll definitely happen. Not before the election, but it’s definitely going to happen. I say that because the actors want to do it, the studio wants to do it, Netflix wants to do it, I want to do it. It’s just making it happen. There’s no one resisting.”
Netflix declined to comment.