Alia Shawkat Says 'Arrested Development' Season 5 Is Done, Will Still Feature the Border Wall
After years of waiting, "Arrested Development" fans can now taste the happy: The long-gestating fifth season of the series has officially wrapped production. And while there's still no release date yet, star Alia Shawkat did offer a few details about what viewers can expect when the show finally returns.
Shawkat stopped by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday night, and revealed that she and the rest of the cast had "just finished" filming the new batch of episodes. But the actress played it coy when it came to the premiere of season five, simply telling Colbert that fans could expect to see it "somewhere in the future."
What Shawkat could say, however, was that season four's oddly prescient storyline about a Republican candidate's quest to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would continue in season five. And yes, a certain president's election will be reflected in the new episodes.
"I know that some reworking in the writing had to happen after he was elected, because it was kind of shocking for a lot of people," Shawkat told Colbert.
As for the show's unlikely role as fortune teller, the actress called the coincidence "terrifying," and mused that the current administration may yet take some inspiration from other oddball "Arrested" storylines.
"I guess, like, incest and selling bananas will be the next thing that comes out of the White House," Shawkat joked.
Stay tuned for more intel about "Arrested Development" season five as it becomes available.