Break out your best chicken dance because Arrested Development is returning to its roots. Speaking with Business Insider, Will Arnett said that the cast will spend “much more” time together on-screen. He added that the fifth season will have a structure “much like the original broadcast series.”
The comments came in response to the criticism from the fourth season of Arrested Development, which aired on Netflix in 2013. The main criticism of season four was the strange structure, which focused on only a few characters at a time. This was due to scheduling conflicts, which made it difficult to film the ensemble together.
Netflix recently announced the entire cast including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, David Cross, Jessica Walter, and Alia Shawkat will return for a fifth season.
Filming for the new season begins in the Northern Hemisphere Summer. Arnett expressed his excitement to work with everyone in the cast again, saying “It’s an opportunity to see everyone else. It will be very rewarding.”
Arrested Development had previously aired on Fox from 2003 to 2005. The fourth season of the irreverent comedy series aired on Netflix in 2013. While the show never attained commercial success, it has been a critical hit with a dedicated fan base.