New ‘Arrested Development’ episodes ‘happening soon’ says executive producer Brian Grazer

"Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman attends the premiere of "Zootopia" on February 17. According to executive producer Brian Grazer, new episodes of the sitcom are "really close." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) — The dysfunctional Bluth family is set to return soon with new episodes of “Arrested Development” on the way, according to executive producer Brian Grazer.

“I think we’re really close to pulling it off finally,” Grazer explained while speaking to The Wrap Wednesday.

“All of the actors have agreed to do it and I think they’ve agreed to their compensation structure. That’s been the hardest –- it’s all hard…But it should be happening soon,” he continued.

“Arrested Development” was last seen on Netflix in 2013 with Season 4 after the streaming service revived the series following Fox’s cancellation of it in 2006.

Previously in April of 2015, Grazer noted that 17 new episodes were imminent however nothing entered development.

Star Will Arnett chimed in with his thoughts regarding all the delays for a new season in April stating that unknown forces may be at work.

“I sometimes feel like there are forces out there that are greater than all of us that are working against it happening,” Arnett said. “I love doing it and will do whatever I can to be a part of it. And I know that a lot of people feel that way. We were ready to do it and I don’t know what happened,” the actor said.


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