It was already highly likely that we were going to see Arrested Development come back to Netflix. Both creator Mitch Hurwitz and executives at Netflix have expressed great interest in developing the show further, but nothing has been official.
Well, it’s still not exactly official, but it’s looking like less and less of a question of inevitability.
Chortle reports on a Q&A that Hurwitz and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos engaged in at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. When asked if the show would be returning, Hurwitz reportedly responded with a “definitely.” Chortle recaps:
Then, turning to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, he said: ‘I don’t want to get into a whole negotiation right now… but I’ve got a family to feed.’
He added: ‘I keep thinking about it, and why don’t we do the movie version of this and then do the series, because this series kinda peaks with the story?…I kinda go back and forth between that and a series. But here’s the most important thing, whatever we do, I want to get the cast all together and not do another anthology thing, and that’s why I keep thinking about kicking off with a special or a three-part show and then going into a series.
According to the report, Hurwitz then asked Sarandos if he is game for that, to which he reportedly responded, “Absoultely. In any form.”
It seems like another season would be the most satisfying for fans, as it would mean a lot more AD than a two-hour movie (or however long it would actually be), but it might be easier for them to get the cast together for just a movie.
Either way, it sounds like we can expect more Arrested and Netflix will likely be involved.[via Uproxx]