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About Arrested Development

Arrested Development is a ground-breaking sitcom that originally aired 53 episodes over three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006 on FOX. Since cancellation it has developed a cult following and its popularity has grown - a fourth season was released in 2013 and the first eight episodes of the fifth season released on Netflix on May 29, 2018.

The series follows family man Michael Bluth as he tries to keep his family and business from collapsing after his father George is sent to prison for embezzling money. As the family adjusts from riches to rags Michael helps his mother Lucille keep up appearances, sister Lindsay and brother-in-law Tobias with their failed marriage, son George Michael and niece Maeby through adolescence, and brothers Buster and G.O.B. adjust to working life.

Never seen Arrested Development? We've compiled a First Time Viewer's Guide to Arrested Development so you can see what the hype is all about before you dive in.

Cast & Characters

Arrested Development's 15th Birthday

Fifteen years ago on Novermber 2, 2003, Michael decided to take a job in Phoenix, Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes they need Michael.

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Season Five

Season Five of Arrested Development will be released on Netflix in 2018. The first eight episodes are currently available. The entire original cast has been confirmed to return and will appear collectively together more frequently than in the previous season to solve the murder of Lucille 2.

Arrested Development - Season 5 Official Trailer HD Netflix

Arrested Development - Season 5 Official Trailer HD Netflix


Season Five Netflix Premiere

The cast and crew of Arrested Development were in attendance on the evening of May 18, 2018 for the Netflix Premiere of Arrested Development Season Five in Los Angeles, California.

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S4 Trailer (37)
Four more years! Four more years!
Season Five of Arrested Development will be released on Netflix in 2018. The entire original cast has been confirmed to return and will appear collectively together more frequently than in the previous season to solve the murder of Lucille 2.
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I'm a monster!
Every member of the Bluth family has motive for Lucille Austero's disappearance. What actually happened to her?
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Even if it means taking a chubby, I will suck it up!
Series creator Hurwitz re-edited Season Four in chronological order. What's new?


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Seasons

People's Choice Awards

Arrested Development has been nomiated in the "Revival Show" category, preliminary voting ends September 14, 2018! - Vote here!

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Deadline Magazine Cover

To celebrate the release of Arrested Development Season Five on Netflix, the cast gathered for an interview and magazine cover photoshoot for Deadline magazine.

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Portia de Rossi, Jason Bateman and Tony Hale were on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about Arrested Development Season Five.


Season 4 Re-Edit!

On May 1, 2018 Mitch Hurwitz announced on Twitter that he had re-edited Season Four of Arrested Development into a twenty-two episode chronological ordered season, titled Season Four Remix: Fateful Consequences, will be released on Netflix on May 4th, 2018!

Fateful Consequences title card


Polls

What is your favourite Season of Arrested Development (so far?)?
 
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The poll was created at 13:16 on February 18, 2018, and so far 132 people voted.
How excited are you for Season 5?
 
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The poll was created at 14:50 on May 16, 2018, and so far 44 people voted.