Netflix treated us to our first good look at Luke Cage‘s second season this morning. But they had another treat up their sleeves too. A trailer for Arrested Development Season 5 and news that the new episodes will be premiering later this month.
We don’t get a ton as far as plot points go for Season 5. The Bluth’s as a family are attempting to earn the prestigious title of Family of the Year. An award that they themselves give out – and have elected themselves to earn. Today’s trailer description states the following:
“The Bluths are winning the Family of the Year Award! The award is sponsored by the Austero-Bluth Company, so technically they are giving it to themselves. Still a win though.”
Here is the Bluth family’s campaign video for the Family of the Year Award:
The entirety of the cast returns to the show for Season 5. The series is reverting back to its typical ensemble format that it utilized for Seasons 1 through 3 while on Fox. Season 4 of the show was picked up by Netflix following Fox’s decision to cancel the series. But due to scheduling issues with the popular cast, the fourth season’s 15 episodes largely focused on individual cast members and weaved their stories together as the season progressed.
The decision led to a slight decline for the show critically. While still considered a success, Arrested Development Season 4 earned a Metascore of 72 following its premiere. Season 1 has a score of 89 and Season 2 an 88. Season 3 doesn’t have a critic score logged, but users have generated a score of 9.3 out of 10.
Netflix and series showrunner Mitch Hurwitz actually recut the entire fourth season and published them separately on Netflix last week. Instead 15 longer episodes, Hurwitz recut the season into 22 shorter episodes in a style more reminiscent of earlier seasons.
“I’m really excited by the final result,” Hurwitz said with the announcement of the recut. “It’s funny in a whole new way, and I believe it creates a really entertaining and hilarious new experience for the ‘viewer.'”
Season 5 of Arrested Development premieres on Netflix May 29th. Let’s hope it’s a return to form for the series.