Contrary to the widely shared statement by “Arrested Development” executive producer Brian Grazer earlier this year, a deal with Netflix for a fifth season of the Emmy-winning show does not appear to be imminent.
Grazer told Deadline near the beginning of 2017 that he believed a contract would be finalized “within a couple of weeks at the most.” At the time, he also said to The Wrap, “All of the actors have agreed to do it and I think they’ve agreed to their compensation structure ... It should be happening soon.”
Tambor said in reference to Grazer’s statement, “I think that was a little before its time. Bryan Grazer is a true fan and gets excited, but stay tuned on that one, OK?”
Netflix plans to spend $6 billion on new shows this year, so there does appear to still be money in the banana stand. Tambor didn’t elaborate on what is causing the holdup though. A rep for Grazer told HuffPost that they have no news regarding the show yet, “but as soon as we do it will be announced.”