In news that’s sure to make you want to drink all the juice you can get your hands on, the Netflix CEO said he’s up for making a fifth season of Arrested Development. As someone who’s putting off watching the final episode because I don’t want to go through Bluth Family withdrawal all over again, this is wonderful. Even more wonderful than Tobias Funke mixing up a Method One acting clinc and a regular old methadone clinic.
However this CEO fellow, apparently named Reed Hastings, does go on to say that it really depends on the cast if it happens.
Arrested is unique because that’s really up to the talent,” Hastings told CNBC’s Squawk on the Street on Wednesday (May 29). “If the talent were willing to do more… I’m sure we would be willing.”
Considering that they could barely get the cast all in one place to film this lastest season, that quote does make season five look unlikely. As much as I’m loving seeing all our favorite people again, I do miss all the family interactions that took place in seasons one through three. There’s just something incredibly special about watching them tear each other down via chicken dance.
But you know what, with that said, even if the whole cast can’t commit to a 5th season, I’d still be in. That’s right, I’d still be willing to give up a holiday weekend to watch an all day TV marathon. Because even when Arrested isn’t on its A-game, it’s still the funniest show out there. I mean, they gave Buster a literal big hand. Who thinks of this stuff? (And in related questions, how can I marry them?) I’m already excited to watch it again and again and catch everything I missed the first time around. So I wouldn’t be entirely opposed to the show going on minus a few castmembers. I would definitely be sad, but I would also be accepting.
And you know what, I would even be game for something more experimental this time around. Such as a Lucille Bluth prequel season starring Kristen Wiig. In all my years, I’ve never seen better flashback casting on television. It could star young Lucille and young vertigo-ridden Lucille 2 and young Barry “if you don’t sign, you will be fine” Zuckercorn.
So while the bigwigs who run this show figure it all out, I’ll be over there, in that corner, muttering “egg” under my breath and working diligently to memorize all my new favorite lines.