Light the beacons, it hath return.

Two years after the deftly beloved Arrested Development returned to TV (okay, Netflix), show creators officially announced that it would return for a fifth season season some time in the middle of 2016.

Fans of the show will be plenty familiar with its sketchy "is it over?" history. Premiering in 2003 on Fox, the show earned a steady cult following and furiously positive reviews from critics, but couldn't manage to acclimate high enough ratings for Fox executives to keep the show on air. It was originally cancelled in 2006.

After a half-decades worth of possible movie rumours (which still haven't totally been squashed), the show made its official return with a fourth season on Netflix, which had just begun its original programming lineup.

On The Adam Carolla Show podcast, show producer Brian Grazer said, "Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we're going to do more episodes," which was later confirmed by the 2016 release time. Production is scheduled to begin January 1st of next year.

Maybe next season they'll figure out some of life's greater mysteries, like if Michael is still a chicken.