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‘Arrested Development’ Is Coming Back And They’re Already Making Sneaky Trump Jokes

"Stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business are really underrepresented on TV these days."

Taste the happy, Michael. Arrested Development season five is officially a go.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix gave the greenlight to series creator Mitchell Hurwitz a few weeks back, and the writers’ room is already up and running. The entire ensemble cast is expected to return, as is narrator Ron Howard.

As for what fans can expect from season five, last year we heard a rumour that new episodes would be inspired by the rise of Donald Trump. Based on recent comments from Hurwitz, it sounds as though that’s still very much the case.

“In talks with Netflix we all felt that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business — and their desperate abuses of power — are really underrepresented on TV these days,” he said in a statement.

“I am so grateful to them and to 20th [Century Fox] TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids — Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Did I say Tiffany? — back to the glorious stream of life.”

Arrested Development season five will hit Netflix in 2018.