‘Arrested Development’ Trailer: The Bluths Are (Finally) Back to Remind You There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand (Video)

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Buster Bluth is on trial for murder, and Michael Bluth is claiming that their company called “Fake Blocks” is, in fact, not fake.

So, typical “Arrested Development” stuff.

Netflix released a trailer for Part 2 of the show’s fifth season, which you can watch above. The final eight episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-created comedy’s fifth season debut on March 15.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Part Two: “In the second half of ‘Arrested Development’s’ fifth season, pressures mount on the Bluth family as Buster heads toward a murder trial. The Bluth company is on the hook to build a ‘smart’ border wall that puts them in debt and risks exposing a software hoax perpetrated by George-Michael. Soon the gay mafia is involved and it appears that even Michael can’t save the family this time. And Tobias becomes a Golden Girl.”

The first part of Season 5 launched last May. While that may be a long wait, it’s not nearly as long as the gap after season 4, which first premiered in 2013. And both of those gaps don’t even compare to the amount of time fans spent sitting around before for the show was revived with a fourth season on Netflix, seven years after ending its three-season run with a cancellation by Fox in 2006.

The show stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter.

“Arrested Development” Season 5 Part 2 will premiere March 15 on Netflix.

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‘Arrested Development’ Season 5B Gets Netflix Premiere Date & First-Look Photos

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Here is your Arrested Development update by the numbers. One murder, no masterminds, one premiere date for Part 2 of Season 5. Got that? Netflix said today that the eight new episodes of its ensemble comedy starring Jason Bateman et al. will start streaming on March 15. Check the poster here and some first-look photos below; the one above is new also:

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‘Arrested Development’ Season 5’s Second Half Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Well, we just blue ourselves ’cause Netflix has finally set the premiere date for the backhalf of Season 5 of “Arrested Development.”

The Bluth family will return to the streaming service with the final eight episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-created comedy’s fifth season on March 15, TheWrap has learned.

Here’s the official synopsis for Part Two: “In the second half of ‘Arrested Development’s fifth season, pressures mount on the Bluth family as Buster heads toward a murder trial. The Bluth company is on the hook to build a ‘smart’ border wall that puts them in debt and risks exposing a software hoax perpetrated by George-Michael. Soon the gay mafia is involved and it appears that even Michael can’t save the family this time. And Tobias becomes a Golden Girl.”

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While it may seem like you’ve been waiting forever for the second half to drop since the first part of Season 5 launched last May, let’s remind you how long you’d been waiting for that since Season 4 premiered in 2013.

And both of those waits don’t even compare to the amount of time fans spent twiddling their thumbs before for the show was revived with a fourth season on Netflix after ending its three-season run on Fox in 2006.

Entertainment Weekly first reported the news.

“Arrested Development” Season 5 Part 2 will premiere March 15 on Netflix.

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How ‘Ozark’ Star Jason Bateman ‘Lives Close to the Median’ Between Drama and Comedy

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This story about Jason Bateman first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Jason Bateman has twice been Emmy-nominated for playing Michael Bluth, the son who had no choice but to keep it all together on Mitch Hurwitz’s quirky comedy “Arrested Development.”

But this year “Arrested” was bypassed by Emmy voters, and Bateman’s pair of nominations are all about drama: He was recognized for playing white-collar criminal and drug-money launderer Marty Byrde in the Netflix series “Ozark,” and for directing the first-season finale, “The Toll.”

(That makes him one of three dual nominees for acting and directing, along with Donald Glover for “Atlanta” and Bill Hader for “Barry.”)

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But Bateman doesn’t see a huge distinction between the genres. “It’s hard to differentiate between the comedic and the dramatic because the parts that I really like to play kind of live pretty close to the median anyway,” he said.

“I’m usually the guy reacting to somebody doing something funny or reacting to someone doing something dramatic or scary. So I don’t see much of a difference right now in what I like to play. Really, it’s hard to think past just the notion that a bunch of really skilled, qualified, talented people got recognized by these nominations. ‘Cause it is really a vote for the whole team. This show exists only because everybody is doing a bit.”

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“Ozark” ended up with five nominations, including a second directing nod for Daniel Sackheim. The dark series is now coming up on its second season, an installment Bateman said is packed with even more complications for the Byrdes (played by Bateman and Laura Linney).

“The writers set the table perfectly in the first year,” he said. “In a second year, things could collide and braid in an interesting way and people are rewarded for staying on the train with us. That being said, there was effort to create a sequel as opposed to a second season. For my money, it’s even better than what they had in Season 1.”

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Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Signs Film and TV Deal With Netflix

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Jason Bateman, who stars on a pair of Netflix series in “Ozark” and “Arrested Development,” is deepening his relationship with the streaming giant via a multi-year deal spanning both film and TV for his production company, Aggregate.

Bateman will work with veteran film producer and executive Michael Costigan to form a new, shared vision under the Aggregate name. The two will combine their respective film and television slates, and also work closely together to develop and produce future projects that draw on both emerging talent and their deep bench of filmmaker and actor relationships.

“I am excited to continue our long relationship with Jason and watch him excel not only as a talented actor and filmmaker, but also as a producer. We are looking to Aggregate as a major supplier for us here at Netflix,” said Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “Cindy, Scott and I look forward to merging our vision and goals for the future in film and TV alongside Aggregate’s. The combination of Jason and Michael brings an impressive history of industry experience and relationships here to their new home.”

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Bateman returns in “Ozark” for season two on Aug. 31. Netflix will debut the back half of “Arrested Development’s” fifth season later this year. Aggregate was previously set up with Universal Television.

“Michael and I are incredibly fortunate that Aggregate has been welcomed into the Netflix fold. Through my experience with ‘Arrested Development’ and now ‘Ozark,’ I have seen first-hand the positive, thriving culture that Ted, Cindy and Scott have created,” said Bateman. “We look forward to working hard with their dedicated and creative teams to contribute to the enormous momentum and high quality content that Netflix delivers.”

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