We know that eventually we will get more Arrested Development, it’s just a matter of when and how much. But on a just-released installment of Bill Simmons’ B.S. Report, one of the show’s executive producers, Brian Grazer, may have answered that second question. “[P]eople are loyal to it and we’re going to do another… 17 episodes,” he casually mentioned to Simmons while discussing the unlikely success of the cult comedy. “So stay tuned for Arrested Development.”
Netflix declined to comment about Grazer’s comment at this time, so plan your Cinco de Cuatro parties at your own peril.
Arrested Development ran for two and a half seasons from 2003 to 2006 on Fox before it was revived for a fourth season on Netflix in May 2013, and there’s been on-and-off talk in the press about making more episodes ever since. “I honestly think it will happen,” Netflix chief content Ted Sarandos told EW recently. “[Series creator] Mitch Hurwitz is very excited about it. He has a great, great concept for the fifth season that the cast all loves.”