Netflix announces 5th season of 'Arrested Development'

Netflix announces 5th season of 'Arrested Development'

May 18th, 2017 by Associated Press in National Entertainment

FILE - In this April 29, 2013, file photo, Ted Sarandos, Jason Bateman, and Mitchell Hurwitz attend the season four premiere of "Arrested Development" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Netflix announced on May 17, 2017, that the series would return for a fifth season in 2018. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Netflix says the cast of "Arrested Development" has signed on for a fifth season of the comedy that will return to the streaming service next year.

Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett and the rest of the series regulars will reprise their roles in the show that follows the Bluth family. Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz is also on board.

Hurwitz says he's "grateful" to Netflix and Fox "for making this dream of mine come true."

"Arrested Development" ran on Fox for three seasons from 2003 to 2006 before being canceled. Netflix brought the show back for a fourth season in 2013.