To paraphrase Tobias Funke, we just prematurely blew our wads.
The Huffington Post reported today that Netflix is "positive" another season of Arrested Development is on its way.
The online streaming service resurrected the beloved Fox sitcom last year, and while Arrested Development season 4 met with mixed reviews (cast scheduling conflicts resulted in an unusual narrative structure that left some fans cold), the experiment was enough of a success that the Bluths will be invited back for another go-round.
While the show has yet to start production and there are some details left to be ironed out, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says there's no doubt that fans will be treated to a fifth season, adding, "It's just a matter of when."
So yes, there's some bad news mixed in with the good, as it'll likely be at least another year before we can return to the banana stand, but considering the future of the show was in question until today, we'll take it!
It may be a long wait, but fortunately, we've got plenty of Arrested Development quotes to provide your daily dose of Bluth.
Of course, if that's not enough you can always watch Arrested Development online at TV Fanatic, to hold you until season 5.
Hopefully, we'll receive news on the premiere date soon. Just remember to watch out for loose seals (and Lucille) in the meantime.