‘Arrested Development’ Star David Cross: I ‘Stand Behind’ Jeffrey Tambor Despite Misconduct Accusations

Cross also says other castmates support the embattled star

Last Updated: February 21, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

David Cross wants to keep Jeffrey Tambor in the Bluth family, and he’s pretty sure he’s not the only member of the “Arrested Development” cast who feels that way.

“I can’t speak for everybody, but I know there are a number of us who stand behind him — from the limited amount we know, we stand behind Jeffrey — and I am one of them,” Cross told am New York in a story published Monday.

Tambor, who plays patriarch George Bluth Sr. on the quirky comedy, was ousted from his leading role on Amazon’s “Transparent” last week, following sexual misconduct accusations posed against him by actresses Van Barnes and Trace Lysette.

“I think it’s very curious that Amazon didn’t make public the results of their internal investigation,” Cross told am New York. “I’m not sure why they would do that. I just know the whole thing is rather curious to me.”

Cross, who plays Tobias Fünke, can’t say whether the accusations posed against Tambor will affect his attachment to the Mitch Hurwitz-run series. “I certainly hope not. I doubt it, but I don’t know,” Cross said. “I’m not in those offices or making those decisions.”

Though Netflix confirmed a 2018 release for season 5 of “Arrested Development” last May, no official premiere date has been announced. However, Cross said filming is “all done” on the long-awaited installment. “Hopefully, in the spring it’ll be out,” he added.

Netflix brought back “Arrested Development” for a fourth season in 2013 after Fox canceled the cult hit in 2006.

Along with Tambor and Cross, the “Arrested Development” cast includes series regulars Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, Jessica Walter, Alia Shawkat and Portia de Rossi.

Netflix declined TheWrap’s request for comment on this story.