A new season of cult TV comedy “Arrested Development” is close to becoming a reality now that the cast has agreed to their salaries.
“I think we’re really close to pulling it off finally,” executive producer Brian Grazer told TheWrap. “All of the actors have agreed to do it and I think they’ve agreed to their compensation structure. That’s been the hardest-it’s all hard… But it should be happening soon.”
Nearly two years ago, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said the streaming-video service was dedicated to producing a fifth season. At the time, he said that the contract negotiations proved to be “a complicated process.” With that apparently out of the way, the probability of a new season is better than ever.
“Arrested Development” had previously aired on Fox, for three seasons, from 2003 to 2005. The fourth season of the comedy debuted on Netflix in 2013.
The series’ ensemble cast includes Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, David Cross, Jessica Walter, and Alia Shawkat.