While its core cast as awesome as it is, part of Arrested Development‘s strength has been its amazing cast of guest stars. If mishandled, guest stars can be distracting, though. Luckily, Arrested Development‘s track record has been one of mostly hilarious appearances instead of unbalanced bungles. From Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Carl Weathers, Arrested Development‘s guest stars have consistently been weird and hilarious, much like the show itself.
As we look ahead to Season 5, here are a few names on our wish list for possible future guest stars. Are you reading this, Mitch Hurwitz? Please make it so!
Amy Schumer is one of comedy’s rising stars, and her crass, yet insightful style would fit in incredibly well on the show. More Amy Schumer is the best kind of Amy Schumer.
Martin Starr and Kumail Nanjiani
Starr and Nanjiani are consistently killing it over on Silicon Valley, and their deadpan and antagonistic style might be just what the Bluth Company needs.
Everything is death and destruction on Game of Thrones, so let’s throw Dinklage a bone and let him do some comedy again. He would be right at home among the Bluth’s complex family dynamics.
Kyle Mooney is a profoundly weird comic. His bizarre sensibilities don’t always translate well on Saturday Night Live, but he might be a better fit on Arrested Development. Perhaps as a new friend for Tobias?
Mantzoukas is equal parts hilarious and horrifying as Rafi on The League, and was one of Pawnee’s biggest assholes on Parks and Recreation. Mantzoukas’ blustering bravado would make him an excellent rival for Gob.
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Comedy Central has become the go-to place to find up and coming comedic stars, and there are no greater examples than the women of Broad City. The Bluth Company always needs new interns, right?
Burgess is easily one of the highlights of the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and had previously shined as a guest star on 30 Rock. He may be the only person alive who can throw shade as well as Lucille.
When he isn’t one half of the amazing comedy duo Key & Peele, Keegan-Michael Key popped up on Parks and Recreation and was the best part of Pitch Perfect 2. Key excels at being both the straight man and someone a bit more insane, so it would be interesting to see which side he would bring to Arrested Development.
While Jenny Slate can be as crass and sharp as any comic, there’s also a certain gentleness that often comes through in her performances, as seen in 2014’s Obvious Child. With Season 4 ending with Buster arrested for the apparent murder of Lucille Austero, Slate would be great as a sympathetic lawyer taking his case.