“Arrested Development” Season 5 Could HappenBy: Amanda Crum - May 28, 2013
“Arrested Development” has just begun its fourth season on Netflix, and while it’s getting mixed reviews, there are more than enough fans who want to see another one.
The show, which enjoyed success through three seasons on Fox several years back, just didn’t get the ratings it needed. After it was canceled, it garnered a cult following that can be described in some circles as rabid. So when Netflix announced they would be bringing it back for a 15-episode run, fans anxiously awaited the late-May start date. Some celebrated with “Bluth Parties” where guests dressed as their favorite characters.
The new season has drawn some criticism, however, mostly for the new format; instead of including all the characters in every episode, due to problems getting all the actors together at the same time the producers decided to make each episode focus on just one character. A major issue with this format is that part of what made the show work so well the first time was the Bluths playing off one another.
But that’s not to say there aren’t people loving the new season, if for no other reason than they’re enjoying seeing their favorite characters back together again. And if asked, it’s a good bet many of them would say they want another season. Ted Sarandos of Netflix says it’s possible.
“We would love to do more, and we have a deal in place that says that there could be. The problem is logistics. They (the actors) were all working full-time and doing this show in between, and they did it for the love of the show and for Mitch Hurwitz. If we can muster up that love again, we’d love to do it again. And we have talked openly about a movie scenario, too,” he said.
Hopefully the cast can work out their busy schedules and make it happen for us fans or, barring that, perhaps the movie will finally come to fruition.
The new season is up in its entirety on Netflix streaming now.