Arrested Development season 5B: Release date, plot, cast and everything else about Netflix show
Narrating the story of a dysfunctional family whose members continue to make questionable life choices, ‘Arrested Development’ has lodged itself in our collective hearts.
After a 10-month break, the Bluth family is returning on Netflix with the second part of ‘Arrested Development’ season 5. Narrating the story of a formerly wealthy dysfunctional family whose members continue to make questionable life choices, ‘Arrested Development,’ has lodged itself in our collective hearts. Having won six Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award, this cult show was prematurely cancelled by its original home network Fox in 2006, but the streaming network giant brought it back to life in May 2013.
Release date: March 15, 2019
The second half of ‘Arrested Development’ season 5 will primarily focus on Buster’s (Tony Hale) murder trial its implications on the entire Bluth family. Meanwhile, the Bluth company is about to meet with tough times, thanks to a “smart” border that is pushing them into a deep abyss of debt. This new venture might also expose a software hoax perpetuated by George-Michael (Michael Cera).
In typical ‘Arrested Development’ bizarre fashion, the gay mafia gets involved. Unlike old times though, there may be nothing even Michael (Jason Bateman) can do about it. Tobias (David Cross), meanwhile, finds his true calling by becoming a Golden Girl.
Jason Bateman as Michael, the unfailing savior of the Bluth family who constantly threatens to leave them behind - but never does. Bateman, who began acting at a young age in the 80s, found his niche with this deadpan comedy.
Portia de Rossi as Lindsay Bluth Fünke, the self-absorbed and delusional daughter of the family, who is throroughly dissatisfied with her marriage. De Rossi, who first received stardom for portaying Nelle Porter on 'Ally McBeal,' nails this combination to perfectiom on 'Arrested Development.'
Will Arnett as Gob Bluth, the magic-loving oldest son of the Bluth family whose "illusions" tend to result in severe, physical and financial damage. His agenda in life is to become the "favorite" son and is extremely jealous of the fact that Michael is always the one to swoop in and save the day.
Tony Hale as Buster Bluth, the youngest son of the family, who was extremely babied and borderline-harassed by his mother. He has frequent panic attacks, and is terrified of most things. He seems to have inherited many of his biological father/uncle Oscar's (Jeffrey Tambor) cluelessness and keeness to give shoulder massages.
David Cross as Tobias Fünke, Lindsay's husband and Maeby's (Ally Shawkat) father, who suffers from "never-nude" syndrome, which is "exactly what it sounds like." He wears demin cut-off shorts and one more pair underneath at all times, much to the annoyance and desperation of Lindsay. His complete lack of awareness has led him to lose his medical license and becoming a registered sex offender.
The other main characters on the show are Michael Cera's George-Michael Bluth, Tambor's George Bluth Sr. and Jessica Walter's Lucille Bluth. Ron Howard, who serves as both an executive producer and an omniscient narrator, also appears as a fictionalized version of himself.
Creator: Mitchell Hurwitz
Hurwitz, who is also known for being the co-creator of 'The Ellen Show,' and a contributor to 'The Golden Girls,' created 'Arrested Development.' Having worked on several sitcoms in the 1980s and 1990s, he has worked with Tambor in 199's 'Everything's Relative.' Howard asked Hurwitz to create a sitcom about a rich, dysfuntional family, which eventually became 'Arrested Development.' He wrote the pilot in 2002 and it was filmed in March 2002.
Hurwitz, who is also known for being the co-creator of 'The Ellen Show,' and a contributor to 'The Golden Girls,' created 'Arrested Development.' Having worked on several sitcoms in the 1980s and 1990s, he has worked with Tambor in 1999's 'Everything's Relative.' Howard asked Hurwitz to create a sitcom about a rich, dysfunctional family, which eventually became 'Arrested Development.' He wrote the pilot in 2002 and it was filmed in March 2002. Since then, he has been associated with Fox's animated comedy ‘Sit Down, Shut Up,’ and ‘Running Wilde’ and ‘Flaked,’ in which he collaborated with Arnett. He also producer and co-producer of ‘Lady Dynamite’ starring Maria Bamford
The trailer for the second half of 'Arrested Development' season 5 shows that nothing has really changed for the dysfunctional family. Gob is still acting out dangerous and barely-thought-out "illusions," Lucille is still trying to make George Sr. jealous, Tobias cotinues to be part of elaborate schemes, Maeby and George-Michael continue to be the comparatively sorted and adult-adjacent members of the family, and Michael continues to be the source of reason.
Where to watch
'Arrested Development' will be available for viewing exclusively on Netflix.
Season 5A recap
The ever-charitable Lindsay tried to run for Congress, Buster was arrested in connection with the murder of Lucielle 2 (Liza Minnelli) and escaped just 8 days ahead of his release date, Tobias tried to win back his wife in many ridiculous ways, and George-Michael and Maeby have a whole relationship none of us knew about.
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