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Arrested Development: Jason Bateman Has Officially Signed on for Season 5

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    This undated publicity photo released by Netflix shows Will Arnett, left, and Jason Bateman in a scene from "Arrested Development." Bateman announced Friday, May 12, that he has signed on for the show's fifth season.

    Get ready to chicken dance once more, "Arrested Development" fans.

    Jason Bateman has confirmed that he's officially signed on for a fifth season of the comedy. Bateman broke the news to fans on Twitter, writing, "Look (sic) very probable I'm going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer. Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today."

    The news comes after much speculation over whether Netflix would be able to wrangle the famous cast for another season following the streaming giant's season four revival back in 2013. While the revival was met with mixed reviews, with some fans disappointed that most episodes centered around only one character, that hasn't seemed to have deterred Netflix or the creative minds responsible for bringing the Bluths to life.

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    At CinemaCon back in 2016, Will Arnett told E! News' Marc Malkin that the cast was always interested in continuing the show.

    "It is something that everybody wants to do in theory, but you know how theories are," he said. At the time, he confirmed that creator Mitch Hurwitz had already "written some stuff" and that "all the cast wants to get together and do it." 

    "Arrested Development" stars Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter and David Cross, as well as Bateman and Arnett.

    "Arrested Development" seasons one through four are available for streaming on Netflix.