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Arrested Development Season 5 Catch-Up: What You Need To Know

The fan-favorite comedy returns to Netflix on May 29 for a fifth season, but we'll help you get all caught up before the big day.

The much-anticipated Season 5 of Arrested Development has arrived. After a long wait, Netflix has launched the comedy's next season on its streaming service. If you aren't caught up or just can't quite remember what's unfolded to this point (we can't blame you for being confused by Season 4), we've got you covered.

In the video above, we recap the events leading up to Season 5. We'll walk you through where each character stands as of the conclusion of Season 4, which followed a different formula than earlier seasons, with episodes focused on individual characters.

If you'd prefer a more firsthand refresher, Netflix recently released the promised remixed version of Season 4. That reworks the original version of Season 4, which is told non-chronologically, into a more traditional, digestible format. But if you don't have time for that and just want to be ready to dive into Season 5, the video above will get you up to speed.

Ahead of Season 5's release, Arrested Development has been in the news recently for some less-than-ideal reasons, as cast members including Jason Bateman have faced criticism for their defense of Jeffrey Tambor's on-set behavior. Bateman, for his part, has since apologized to Jessica Walter, although Netflix has subsequently canceled a press tour for the show in response to an outcry over the situation.