Barry Zuckerkorn (Henry Winkler) just gave up some privileged information about his most difficult clients.
Winkler, who plays the Bluths’ incompetent lawyer on “Arrested Development,” says Season 5 of the show about a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together will premiere this summer.
“That will be on midsummer,” the “Barry” star said in an interview with Decider published Friday, when asked about the premiere date for the upcoming installment. “We just shot it before Christmas.”
A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap Season 5 “is coming soon.”
Winkler’s comment about the drop date is the most recent bit of news about Season 5, after “Arrested Development” executive producer Ron Howard tweeted a picture last month showing his voiceover work for the upcoming season was already underway.
“For my birthday this morning I was back at the mic for the ‘Next…#ArrestedDevelopment,'” the famously-uncredited narrator tweeted, along with a photo of his partially obscured script for the first episode of the season and footage of Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) climbing up some stairs, in what we hope is a model home.
Though Netflix confirmed a 2018 release for Season 5 of “Arrested Development” last May, no official premiere date has been announced. However, David Cross told am New York in February that filming is “all done” on the long-awaited installment. “Hopefully, in the spring it’ll be out,” he added.
Cross also mentioned in the interview that, while he “can’t speak for everybody,” he and some of the other cast members “stand behind” co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who was ousted from Amazon’s “Transparent” in February, following sexual misconduct accusations posed against him by actresses Van Barnes and Trace Lysette.
The actor said he doubts the accusations will affect Tambor’s involvement in the series, but is not the one who makes those decisions.
Along with Bateman, Tambor, and Cross, the “Arrested Development” cast includes series regulars Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, Jessica Walter, Alia Shawkat and Portia de Rossi.