Rumors and speculation about a new Arrested Development season have been popping up ever since Netflix first released the previous season. However, when co-creator and co-executive producer Brian Grazer says that the series is getting another seventeen episodes, we can safely say that this information is more than just a rumor.
Is Arrested Development returning for another season? If series co-creator and co-executive producer Brian Grazer is to be believed, the answer is a firm yes. Appearing on Bill Simmons’ B.S. Report Podcast, (recorded during South By Southwest but only released today), Grazer claimed that the series is going to return with all new episodes, and rather soon. “We’re going to do another 17 episodes, so stay tuned for more Arrested Development,” Grazer says around the 24:36 mark. In the two years since the once-cancelled series defied the odds and all expectations by being resurrected by Netflix, we’ve heard everything from rumors to statements of intent from key personnel that the series will eventually pick up from where the fourth season cliffhanger left off. Given the streaming service’s success as a producer of original television, it would be logical to assume involvement with Arrested Development‘s next season.