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Season Five Netflix Premiere

Cast from Left to Right: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, David Cross, Will Arnett - (Mitch Hurwitz, Ted Sarandos, Brian Grazer and Jim Vallely).

The Premiere

The cast and crew of Arrested Development were in attendance on the evening of May 18, 2018 for the Netflix Premiere of Arrested Development Season Five in the FYSee Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Guests were watched three new episodes from Season that will premiere on Netflix on May 29, 2018. Afterwards Mitch Hurwitz and the cast of Arrested Development took part in a twenty minute question and answer panel.

Arrested Development suppoting Jeffrey Tambor

“Not only do I support him as a friend, but I’ve known him for 20 years. I’ve worked with him for 20 years and I’ve never seen any behavior like that described. I’ve never, even in private, he’s never been in any way inappropriate about, we don’t talk about women or objectify. It’s just not who he is, and he’s got a lot of things that I’d like to list, a lot of really bad qualities I’d like to list for you now, but nowhere in there, in my experience, is any kind of creep,”  

  Mitch Hurwitz

“We are a family and it’s great to have everybody in the family here”  

 Will Arnett

"All I know about is ‘Arrested Development’ and he’s always just been incredible with us and I’m really looking forward to seeing him tonight"  

 Jason Bateman

“Love Jeffrey! “I’ve always loved Jeffrey and we support him and adore him and, yeah, he’s terrific.”  

 Portia de Rossi


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Premiere After Party

Premiere Q&A Panel

“We read the pilot and were like, this is a real work. So when you see it you’re like, ‘Oh, I can really trust this guy. Actually, I remember that we didn’t really improv that much, because we knew he had a specific way he wanted it done. And so we followed his lead.”  

 Tony Hale on the "Pilot" script

“It’s the greatest thing ever. That’s why I’m so excited to go in and see this. He kind of put us all in the back of the station wagon and drove us to the grocery store, and we got to shop and fill up the cart with him, but we have no idea what he went back in the kitchen and cooked.”  

 Jason Bateman on Season Five and working with Mitch Hurwitz

"he minute you meet him you know smart he is. Honestly, acting-wise I would trust him to tell me what to do in a heartbeat — and I don’t feel that way about a lot of people I’ve worked with. Less is more with him and I appreciate that.”  

 Jessica Walter on working with Mitch Hurwitz

“I trust him with my life. I always have, and that’s the truth. No matter what, I know what he’s doing will be fantastic. And without that, it wouldn’t work, but we all feel the same way and we’d all do anything for him because of it.”  

 Portia de Rossi on working with Mitch Hurwitz


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