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‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 Could Start Shooting in Early 2017

Mitch Hurwitz can’t escape questions about “Arrested Development.”

In a panel Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour for Netflix comedies “Bojack Horseman,” “F is for Family” and “Lady Dynamite,” the first question was directed at Hurwitz, asking the “Arrested” creator — and “Lady Dynamite” co-creator — for a status update on the fifth season of his Emmy-winning ensemble comedy.

“If it does happen, it looks like the shooting will start at the beginning of 2017.”

Though there are still details to be worked out, Hurwitz and writers for the show have been at work on a new season.

“It’s the thing I’m really desperate to do,” Hurwitz said. “We’ve got a lot of the stories broke and we’re ready to go.”

Hurwitz also announced that Lady Dynamite, the Netflix original comedy he co-created with Pam Brady and starring comedian Maria Bamford, has been renewed for a second season.

“As soon as we started working on a new season of Lady Dynamite, we just start looking at what the truth of what this character is,” Hurwitz said.

Arrested Development” ran for its first three seasons on Fox from 2003 to 2006. Netflix then revived the series for a fourth season in 2013, making it one of the streaming service’s first-ever original-series efforts. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos last year teased a possible fifth season for the show, saying, “We’re plugging along. It’s a long, complex deal … The talent is very busy… and it’s owned by Fox.”

A single-camera family comedy, “Arrested” boasts an all-star cast featuring Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter.

 

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