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07/27/2016 05:44 pm ET

Annyeong! 'Arrested Development' Season 5 Is 'Ready To Go' On Netflix

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At the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz gave fans the update they’ve been waiting for since Netflix revived the beloved comedy series in 2013

A rumored fifth season has long been in the making, but due to the hectic schedules of the in-demand cast, there’s been little movement on the “Arrested Development” front. That is, until now. 

“We’re very close,” Hurwitz told an audience of reporters, while promoting his sister series “Lady Dynamite,” according to Entertainment Weekly

“It’s the thing I’m really desperate to do. We’ve got a lot of stories broken. We’re ready to go,” he added. “I’m so appreciative of the fans wanting more, I’d hate to tease them with information until we know it’s going to happen … If it does happen, it looks like shooting would happen at the start of 2017.”

And what might the new season look like? In an interview with The Huffington Post in January, the baby of the Bluth family, actor Tony Hale, teased a more family-centric Season 5.

“It was really tough to pull everybody together for the fourth season,” Hale said. “I know [series creator Hurwitz] has said that he wants to have a lot more ensemble scenes where everybody is together. That’s a goal of theirs.” 

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