Beware the Ides of March, because they contain the Bluths of Dysfunction: On March 15, Netflix will unveil the second half of Arrested Development‘s fifth season. And if you’re Tony Wondering what the first footage from these new eight episodes looks like, you’ve come to the right place.
As you may recall, the first half of season 5 was a trying time for the family — off-camera, too — as Buster (Tony Hale) found himself in jail and as suspect No. 1 for the murder of Lucille 2 (Liza Minnelli). While he became a son on the run when he broke out of prison in the first half’s finale, Buster is back on the hot (high-chair) seat in part 2, as his murder trial is set to begin. If that weren’t taxing enough on the family — and it’s not — the Bluths are supposed to build a “smart” border wall that will plunge them further into debt and somehow wind up exposing the Faceblock sham perpetrated by George Michael (Michael Cera).
A sample of these last episodes of the season — and maybe the last episodes of the series — can be previewed in the exclusive trailer above, which includes Gob (Will Arnett) making an on-brand botched grand entrance, Tobias (David Cross) dressing as a Golden Girl and matching his daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat) step-for-advanced age step; Lucille (Jessica Walter) getting flappy-hand excited for another surprise of sighting of Gene Parmesan (Martin Mull); and Michael (Jason Bateman) making a rather meta banana-stand joke.
And to learn more about the second half of season 5 via still photography, check out this first-look gallery of images.
Created by Mitch Hurwitz, Arrested Development debuted on Fox to critical acclaim and low ratings in 2003, running for three seasons. The show became a cult hit after cancellation, prompting Netflix to revive it with a 15-episode fourth season in 2013. The first half of season 5 launched last May.
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