Ron Howard has offered a promising update on the status of Arrested Development Season 5.
Speaking on Good Morning America, the executive producer confirmed that writing is underway on the fifth chapter of the comedy series, per Deadline:
“Well, Mitch Hurwitz the creator of the show is working with writers now. Netflix is behind it, 20th Century Fox is behind it.”
While it’s unclear whether the previously announced May 2016 release date is still on the cards, Howard said he’s optimistic that the protracted process will eventually come together:
“It’s hopeful – what has happened is that the cast has become so freakin’ in demand and busy. Everyone wants to do it. Fans want it. I would be saddened if we didn’t achieve it. I’m the announcer and the narrator, and I have to get back to that microphone.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Arrested Development Season 5…