In season 4, Arrested Development cast some notable names to play a younger Lucille and George Sr.: Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen. During the second half of season 5, you’ll once again see a pair of familiar faces assume the role of the Bluth grand matriarch and patriarch: Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam.
The How I Met Your Mother alum and former Saturday Night Live cast member — and real-life spouses — will guest-star in multiple episodes of Netflix’s ultra-dysfunctional family comedy, EW has learned. The exact circumstances in which you’ll meet this version of younger Lucille and George Sr. — who are played in present day by Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor — is being kept under wraps.
Smulders starred in the Netflix comedy Friends from College and hits the big screen in Spider-Man: Far From Home, while Killam, whose recent credits include Angie Tribeca and Documentary Now!, stars in the ABC comedy Single Parents.
Speaking of Lucille and How I Met Your Mother, it’s about to be time to meet her mother, who will be played by Jean Smart. The Emmy-winning actress, who has a recurring role on Dirty John, will star with Melissa McCarthy in the big-screen action comedy Superintelligence later this year.
Season 5’s guest roster also includes Ben Stiller, Isla Fisher, Christine Taylor, Maria Bamford, Henry Winkler, Judy Greer, Kyle Mooney, Dermot Mulroney, and Frances Conroy. The final half of the season streams on Mar. 15, with Buster (Hale) set to stand trial for the murder of Lucille 2 (Liza Minnelli). To peek at the absurd action, check out the first trailer for season 5 part 2.
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