Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos assured fans previously that the season 4 standalone character format would be abandoned for season 5, with fans finding that "the Bluths will collectively [spend] more quality time" together.
The streamer recently released a trailer for the upcoming season, as well as "remixed" version of season four.
As I wrote when the news of the final season being split into two was announced, "the quirky, charming, sometimes totally crackpot series, which stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane, was one of Netflix's first hits in terms of original content, which now feels like it was decades ago". The second eight episodes will be available sometime later this year.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is from Universal Television in association with 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger, Inc., and Bevel Gears for Netflix. This entices viewers to binge-watch the whole series over only a few days.
Also, as SlashFilm reports, the fact that Netflix is only releasing half of the latest season of Arrested Development suggests the remainder of the episodes aren't ready yet.
Due to some Emmys release calendar magic, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is dropping six episodes of Season 4 just in time to keep all the annual nominees eligible for 2018 consideration.
The entire cast will be back for season 5 of Arrested Development. It'll represent the first new season of the former FOX-turned-Netflix series since 2013.