Netflix has just released the Season 5 trailer and release date for Arrested Development — and we think we just blue ourselves. It’s been five years since we last caught up with the Bluths but it seems the more things change, the more things stay the same.
While the last time Michael (Jason Bateman) saw his family, he vowed to never see or speak to them again — again! — the prodigal son has returned to the family once more in the trailer for Season 5. The middle Bluth son stumbles into one of his likely living nightmares as he learns that Lindsay is running for Congress.
That’s right constituents of Southern California, Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Portia de Rossi) is running for public office because she wants to be “part of the problem.” While this seems like a truly terrible idea, it really is the natural next step for the former “activist.” However, Lindsay’s budding campaign isn’t the only reason the entire family is getting back together: the Bluths are getting an award.
The family is being honored with Family of the Year…by themselves. Now that’s a clear cut situation for comedy.
While the trailer takes us down memory lane with all the bonkers hijinks the Bluths have gotten into over the years — proving the family is as chaotic as ever — it also features some exciting Bluth family updates, including Buster’s (Tony Hale) new prosthetic hand and Tobias (David Cross) “blue-ing” himself for the first time in five years. Meanwhile Season 5 will also see the return of George Michael’s (Michael Cera) muscle suit and, as always, the model home.
The trailer also features Maeby (Alia Shawkat) in an assortment of wigs, which hopefully means she’s become the all-star con artist we always knew she could be. Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor — who was recently confirmed to be returning for Season 5, despite the sexual misconduct allegations against him at Transparent — will also be starring in the new season.