Netflix announced Monday that Season 5 of “Arrested Development” will be released on May 29.
And, just for an extra bit of fun, Netflix included a trailer to show you just what the Bluth family has been up to since Season 4 dropped on the streaming service in 2013.
This is the official logline for the upcoming season: In the aftermath of Cinco de Cuatro, the Bluth family are all facing one question, that no one quite has the answer to; where is Lucille Two? As this Netflix (semi) original series returns on May 29th, the Bluths are back together, and finally getting the award they think they deserve – for family of the year. A development which will help Lindsay as she begins her campaign for Congress, to become “part of the problem.” But whatever happens, Michael will always come back to save the family. Probably.
We should have expected an announcement any day, seeing as creator Mitch Hurwitz said that he had “TWO exciting updates about Netflix and the series” to make in an open letter posted to the ensemble comedy’s official Twitter account last Tuesday.
First, he said that Season 5 will be dropping “soon. Like real soon. Like, if you knew when, you would not be wrong to be thinking ‘why are we all just hearing this now?'” (Yeah, now we know why.)
And second — and far less vague — Hurwitz says Season 4 was gonna get a remix after the original “experimented with a Rashomon-style of storytelling” by focusing each of its 15 episodes on an individual character.
The new version, titled “Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences,” reimagines the installment as a 22-episode adventure with interwoven storylines. He said it would launch that on May 4 aka the “premature holiday the Bluth family know as Cinco de Cuatro.”
Only they actually ended up dropping last Thursday. The day before the day before Cinco de Mayo.
Watch the trailer above and visit VoteBluth.com for updates from the Bluth for Family of the Year campaign.
“Arrested Development” Season 5 launches May 29 on Netflix.