Woohoo! Netflix just officially announced there will be a fifth season of Arrested Development, the cult show following the dysfunctional Bluth family.

Last Friday, star Jason Bateman started the buzz by tweeting ,“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.” The series also stars David Cross, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, and Alia Shawkat.

The first Netflix reboot of Arrested Development, which aired in 2013, saw individual vignettes about each character, rather than an ensemble piece. This was because the creator Mitchell Hurwitz had a tough time getting all the actors in at one time, due to conflicting schedules.

In a statement on Tuesday, Hurwitz said, “In talks with Netflix, we all felt that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business — and their desperate abuses of power — are really underrepresented on TV these days,” adding, “I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids; Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Did I say Tiffany? — back to the glorious stream of life.”

“Whew! I can finally answer the question… Hell yes!” said narrator and executive producer Ron Howard. “Warming up my uncredited narrator vocal chords. Now the only thing I will have to be coy about is all the craziness the Bluths are going to face this season.” Added fellow exec producer Brian Grazer: “I love working with Mitch. He is a genius and the rarest of original thinkers. He brings a richness to the characters and the storylines that makes the series memorably fun.”

The 15 new episodes will debut sometime in 2018.

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