Arrested Development season 5: Which fan-favorites are back?
The Bluths are back to bumble their way through more adventures in the anticipated (and now somewhat controversial) return of Arrested Development, which drops the first half of its fifth season Tuesday on Netflix. Yes, all of the family members are back in action, but which secondary characters partake in this new batch of foolery? Some familiar faces will surely be kept as a surprise, but scroll through this gallery to find out which old friends will pop up — and you can start by shouting, “Steve Holt!”
Steve Holt (Justin Grant Wade)
The self-declaring, former high school crush of Maeby is on the line for another appearance.
Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller)
How can he be part of the new season if he’s… right behind you???? Made you look! No, but he really is part of the new season, and after this illusionist’s magical, confusing night with Gob (Will Arnett), there’s probably lots to figure out. Who knows, maybe it’s just friendship?
Sally Sitwell (Christine Taylor)
Lindsay’s high-school rival and Tony Wonder’s better/worse half stole $100,000 from Lucille 2 (Liza Minnelli), so there may be some payback.
Rebel Alley (Isla Fisher)
Ron Howard’s daughter came between Michael (Jason Bateman) and George-Michael (Michael Cera), leading to a dramatic face-punch between son and father that ended season 4. Rebel will add to the more romantic confusion and family tension in season 5.
Ron Howard (Ron Howard)
Arrested Development‘s narrator and executive producer is back on screen again, too — and you’ll meet even more of his family.
Debrie Bardeaux (Maria Bamford)
In season 4, Debrie gave Tobias (David Cross) hope — and viewers a fantastic visual pun when she passed out in a pile of debris. Once she wakes up, it’s on again.
Gene Parmesan (Martin Mull)
We won’t tell you how or when this master of disguises pops up, but that’s all the fun of it, right?
Kitty Sanchez (Judy Greer)
Once an assistant to George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) and now an executive at Imagine, Kitty matches wits with Michael and Gob in regards to the Bluth family movie.
Barry Zuckercorn (Henry Winkler)
The family’s ridiculously underqualified lawyer will certainly have the Bluths crying “Objection!” at one point.
Stan Sitwell (Ed Begley Jr.)
The hairless patriarch of the Sitwells and CEO of a rival real estate company is a lock to encounter the Bluths this season.
Warden Stephan Gentles (James Lipton)
Let’s hope that the warden/screenwriter has learned to use his iPad by now.
John Beard (John Beard)
Season 4 chronicled the newsman’s demise, as he wound up anchoring Imagine’s elevator news. Is time for a comeback? Story at 11.
10 hints about season 5 of Arrested Development
Want more on season 5, including teases for each Bluth family member? Look no further than right here.