Arrested Development is one of the best comedy shows airing on Netflix. The situational comedy show truly follows the format of the sitcom in making viewers have a good dose of laughter. The series also attempts to bring the lost charm of hilarious comedy back on track.
Arrested Development is an award-winning show that every viewer must watch if they want to enjoy some lighter moments. Earlier, this American comedy sitcom aired from 2003 to 2006 on Fox, until the famous video streaming network Netflix purchased the rights of it.
Arrested Development showcases a rich, disorganized family named Bluths. The presentation of the show follows the format in serialized order, including handheld camera work, a narrating voice artist, photo collection, and footage showing history. Arrested Development features various literary running jokes and catchphrases.
The executive producer of the show Ron Howard also serves as an all-knowing narrator. In other seasons he comes as an imaginary version of himself. The filming of scenes of Arrested Development has taken place mainly in Marina del Rey and Culver City. The sitcom show is set in California at Newport Beach.
The one big reason you need to watch Arrested Development is that it has garnered prestigious awards (Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe) and has achieved success in drawing a maximum number of fan following. Many publications including IGN and Time have listed it in the list of one of the greatest shows of all time. The show even became an inspiration for comedy series like 30 Rock and Community that had a single-camera set-up.
When Netflix agreed for streaming new episodes
Even though Arrested Development garnered a massive fanbase and got applause from the critics, still, it suffered a drop in its ratings and even lost viewership on Fox, after which the network discontinued the series in 2006. But after five years, Netflix took over following the agreement for licensing and distribution of new episodes. These new episodes came in the year 2013 in May.
Waiting for the sixth season
Season 5 of Arrested Development was commissioned by Netflix. It was divided into two halves. The premiere of the first part came in 2018 on 29th May and the second half came in the following year (2019) on 15th March. The man behind the creation of the show is Mitchell Hurwitz. The American sitcom has come up with five seasons so far. Now the wait for the sixth season release has raised the question mark. So is it going to come soon or is it canceled, let us find out in this article?
|TV Series:||Arrested Development|
|Created by:||Mitchell Hurwitz|
|Star cast:||Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, & others|
|Place Of Origin:||United States|
|Narrated by:||Ron Howard|
|Number of seasons:||5|
|Number of episodes:||84|
The story of Arrested Development highlights the dysfunctional Bluth family with their numerous unusual happenings and disasters. It is shown via every character with their issues and oddities. There is one main leading character named Michael who makes all possible efforts in uniting his family. But unfortunately, all his attempts are spoiled due to the self-centeredness and cunning behavior of other members of his family.
The main problem coming from the side of Michael is his father George Sr, also the head of the family. He is a real estate developer charged with corruption and is behind bars, as shown in the first episode of Arrested development. But despite imprisonment, there is no change in his personality, and still keeps his efforts in manipulating the Bluth family and tormenting Michael. George Sr. even goes too far ahead in dodging justice.
Now if you think if the father is corrupt-minded, then the mother Lucille must be gentle. But it is not. She is a self-centered, materialistic, and manipulative woman who often misleads her family for her selfish motives. Michael’s mother has a bad habit of finding faults in everyone, and this ignites the discord among the members of the Bluth family. Lucille has a full grip on her youngest son Bryon and uses him for her purpose.
Coming on to the elder brother Gob, he also doesn’t possess any good traits. He is a failed magician plus a pathetic businessman who often experiences failure in his business ventures. Besides this, he often explodes his frustration over Michael over women. Gob is more of a bully who does not even spare his younger brother Byron despite being fully aware of his dependency and vulnerability to panic attacks.
Popularity and rating
Despite all odds, Michael is not ready to give up on uniting everyone under one roof. The constant fights among the members of the Bluth family often turn into comedy. This brings the popularity of Arrested Development to audiences worldwide. On IMDb, it is rated 8.9/10 scale. In comparison to previous seasons from first to four that earned good ratings, season 5 turned out disappointing with a low score at only 61%.
Briefing 2 main casts of Arrested Development
Jason Bateman plays the main leading character Michael Bluth in the American sitcom Arrested Development. He has appeared in films like Hancock, Horrible Bosses, The Gift, Teen Wolf Too, Up in the Air, The Switch, Extract, Juno, and Office Christmas Party. Apart from Arrested Development, Jason has also starred in another best sitcom, The Hogan Family on NBC/CBS. He has voiced the sly fox character in the animated film Zootopia.
Will Arnett plays the role of Gob Bluth. He is the older brother of Michael Bluth, played by leading actor Jason Bateman. Will Arnett has starred in notable films like G-Force, Blades of Glory, and Show Dogs. His baritone proved an added advantage to his skills and was considered for voice artist in animated films like Despicable Me, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Ratatouille. Will has also voiced the humanoid horse character Bojack Horseman.
When to expect season 6 of Arrested Development?
After the closure of season 5 of Arrested Development, viewers are hoping for the sixth installment with much curiosity. But sorry to disappoint you, no such official announcement has come so far of its release by Netflix. It seems dicey. The cast members have even hinted that the fifth season was the end of this sitcom.