5:41pm PT by Bryn Sandberg
Jason Bateman Closes Deal for 'Arrested Development' Season 5 at Netflix
Netflix is bringing back Arrested Development for season five, and Jason Bateman is returning.
The actor tweeted Friday that he has officially signed on for more of the cult hit, which formerly aired on Fox. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that creator Mitchell Hurwitz's deal was done weeks ago, with the writers room starting up shortly thereafter. Netflix declined to comment.
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
An Emmy winner for best comedy series in 2004, Arrested Development originally ran on Fox from 2003-2006. The streaming giant Netflix first brought back the comedy in May 2013. The entire nine-person ensemble returned for season four, which consisted of 15 episodes. At the time, Hurwitz said that the fourth season was just the beginning of the show's second act.