“Arrested Development” could return sooner rather than later, according to executive producer Brian Grazer.
“I think we’re really close to pulling it off finally,” Grazer told TheWrap on Wednesday. “All of the actors have agreed to do it and I think they’ve agreed to their compensation structure. That’s been the hardest–it’s all hard…But it should be happening soon.”
Fans have been clamoring for more “Arrested Development” for years now. Grazer has previously said in 2015 that more episodes of the show were imminent on Netflix.
“Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re going to do more episodes,” he said at the time. Production was slated to begin after Jan. 1, but clearly that did not come to pass.
The show originally ran for three seasons on Fox from 2003-06, but poor ratings led to the network cancelling the series after three seasons.
The show’s cult following kept it in the public consciousness, however, and Netflix stepped in to save the day, airing a fourth season in 2013.
The series starred Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale and David Cross. Ron Howard served as the narrator as well as executive producer. Mitchell Hurwitz created the show, as well as executive producing, writing, and directing many of the episodes.