‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 Will Be Split Into 2 Parts

Netflix still set to drop first half of upcoming installment on May 29

Arrested Development

Sorry, “Arrested Development” fans. We know you’ve been waiting for Season 5 for a long time and now you’re about to wait even longer. Well, to see how it ends, that is.

The upcoming fifth season will be split in half, with the first eight episodes launching on the previously-announced May 29 premiere date, with the back eight coming at a later date, a spokesperson for the streaming service tells TheWrap. This news comes on the heels of the recent reveal that Season 5 was coming at us very soon.

The ensemble comedy’s creator, Mitch Hurwitz, took to Twitter earlier this month to tease fans with that tidbit and that a remix of Season 4, titled “Fateful Consequences,” would be dropping on May 4 aka the “premature holiday the Bluth family know as Cinco de Cuatro.” The new iteration (which ended up dropping a day early because why not?) reimagines the installment as a 22-episode adventure with interwoven storylines.

Not long after the remix hit, Netflix finally set a premiere date for the fifth season and released a trailer.

This is the official logline for Season 5: 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.

“Arrested Development” Season 5 Part 1 launches May 29 on Netflix.