Apparently we are going to get another last season of "Arrested Development", maybe even a third last season. The producer of the hit show Brian Grazer said during an interview on The Adam Carolla Show that there are indeed plans in place to bring another season, season 5, to Netflix in 2016.
"I had a conversation with Fox today – this morning – and Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re gonna do more episodes. The turn of the year – January, February – we’re gonna start it. It’s a lot of juggling of all these stars’ lives…I made the call to Mitch [Hurwitz, show creator] to say everybody’s into it." -Brian Grazer
I was less pleased overall with season 4, although some of the shows highest points were in that particular season. The show was filmed over various periods of time to accommodate the cast and their conflicting schedules. Because of that we saw limited scenes with the entire cast or mixes of the cast together. We saw them in cut screen scenes on the phones or bumping into one other cast member at a time. Hopefully that won't be the case this time. As far as the cast goes, I can't imagine many of them being as busy as they were before. Michael Cera is less active these days and while he was a young nerd who somehow stole hearts of many young female viewers in his more popular films, he has fallen off the Hollywood map. As for Jason Bateman it looks like he's taken 2015 off from filming. His only work in 2015 is "The Gift", and compared to years past where he had been doing 4 projects a year, he's got free time now. The cast as a whole peaked with the show's success and it could be possible to return to its former glory if they all understand their careers were best while the show was fresh.
It will be interesting to find out whether or not there will be an actor or two who don't end up returning. If even one of the main cast members don't return, it could spell disaster as the entire show is dependent on each relationship and their roles in the family. I imagine we'll have to wait till after Netflix releases this 5th season before we find out if this will be a one and done season or whether or not there will be more to come!