It looks like things are being locked into place regarding a fifth season of beloved comedy series “Arrested Development” with creator Mitch Hurwitz talking with Deadline this week about story details and a prospective timeline for the upcoming season’s release.
Hurwitz says the season has been outlined and negotiations are still ongoing with the cast, but once scheduling and the cast list is sorted out he’ll then sit down and write out the episodes.
The end of the fourth season saw the death of Lucille Austero (Liza Minnelli), whom Buster (Tony Hale) was arrested for murdering. Hurwitz says he hopes to frame the fifth season as a “serialized murder mystery” and plans to put a comedic take on the genre which has become popular in the wake of real-crime documentaries like “The Jinx” and “Making a Murderer”.
Another element that will come into play is that of Lindsay Bluth (Portia de Rossi) deciding to run for office as a Republican after garnering a wave of public support for her idea to build a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants.
Hurwitz hopes to get the new season done and out before November.