There's always money in the banana stand: there's gonna be another season of Arrested Development coming to Netflix. Brian Grazer revealed to host Bill Simmons on his "BS Report Podcast" that he and Ron Howard are producing another season of the cult classic, which debuted its fifteen-episode fourth season on Netflix in 2013. There's no date in site, Grazer simply saying, "We’re going to do another 17 episodes. So, stay tuned forArrested Development." Thanks for all the details, brother. There's one thing that's for sure, though — Season 5 of Arrested Development is definitely going to have some incredible celebrity cameos, following in the footsteps of the past seasons.
Obviously they have big shoes to fill, with past cameos and recurring characters including Scott Baio, Maria Bamford, Carl Weathers, and even James Lipton, the 88-year-old host of Inside The Actors Studio. Because, seriously, who wouldn't want to be a guest star in the Bluths' saga?
We can't speculate too much on the plot, but we can put out good vibes and energy for some dream cameos on the next season. There are a ton of great potential guest stars, especially because the Bluth universe really does seem to have room for everyone. Here are some faces we want to see on Season 5 that will have you saying, "Her?"
BUT — as Tom Haverford. An Arrested Development/Parks And Recreation crossover would be incredible, and can't you just imagine Tom Haverford trying to strike it big in Hollywood, maybe at Imagine Entertainment trying to get in on the movie Development Arrested? Might throw a little wrench in the plan, though, that Amy Poehler played GOB's wife on the show already, but I'm sure AD would find a way around it.
As himself. Potentially as Lucille 2's new playboy. Would LOVE to see him interact with GOB and Franklin the Puppet, reprising "It Ain't Easy Bein' White."
Desperate for cashflow, Michael repurposes the CornBaller and tries to peddle it on the pitch-show, Shark Tank. For some reason, Marc Cuban is ready to make a deal with him, until the CornBaller turns on him and burns him on-screen with its hot oil. EVERY time.
Abbi and Ilana From Broad City
We were all tickled when the Workaholics dudes showed up in Season 4 as the airport guys, so why not get the funniest girls from Comedy Central (and all of TV, tbh) onto AD? Obviously they have an extremely wide range, but they could just play off of Alia Shawkat's storyline on Broad City as Ilana's irresistible crush who looks exactly like her. Also could sell weed to George Michael/ Tobias/ Oscar. Any of the Bluths, really.
As Lindsay's newest friend who only speaks sparingly in mysterious, vague pronouncements and exhibits all the signs of being a vampire. Lindsay starts wearing much paler makeup to get The Look.
In the last episode of Season 4, things got EXTRA meta, even for Arrested Development. Buster Bluth is arrested for the murder of Lucille 2, and Ron Howard and Brian Grazer decide to option the story for a film called, you guessed it, Development Arrested. If they're gonna have any movie-making scenes in Season 4, they're gonna need someone to play Lucille, and Gaga would be perfectly, weirdly melodramatic. Also probably good at faking Vertigo.
...Playing Buster Bluth to Lady Gaga's Lucille 2. Is, for some reason, inexplicably handsome. Falls in love with Egg—I mean, Ann. Because who doesn't?
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