The popular show “Arrested Development” has been given a chance at season 5 by Netflix, and leading man Jason Bateman has hinted there will be many Trump references.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Bateman spoke about show creator Mitch Hurwitz’s knack for subtle political satire.
“None of that is lost on [creator] Mitch Hurwitz. He’s aware of all of that stuff,” says Bateman. “[H]e and his writing staff have been in a cave for the last two or three months crafting these episodes, and they’re going to lean into a lot of that [Trump] stuff, for sure. They can’t wait.”
Bateman was asked about the political inspiration for earlier seasons of the show, which feature a family made mega rich from real estate dealing with various first world problems, and how it foresaw the zeitgeist surrounding Trump.
“It was a little bit more about Bush,” said Bateman.
Trump has proven to be a limitless resource for Hollywood writers, and 2018’s version of “Arrested Development” is set to take advantage of that fully.
Another popular show plans on addressing Trump in its own upcoming premiere.
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