I’m not sure if there was really much question at this point anyway, but we now have new comments from Netflix indicating that there will be more Arrested Development coming to the service without question. The question is still whether it will be in the form of a movie or a fifth season (or both).
It’s looking like it’s most likely going to be a movie since creator Mitch Hurwitz is already writing it. It still needs to get Fox’s blessings, but from the sound of it, that’s all that’s holding it up. Actor Jason Bateman suggested that the movie could be just for Netflix, though this is not confirmed.
Here’s the quote from Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos via Reuters:
Sarandos said there was “no question” there would be more “Arrested Development” on Netflix, either as a new series of episodes or a movie. “It is just a matter of when and what form it takes,” he said at the “The Grill,” a conference hosted by Hollywood website The Wrap.
Sarandos recently said that Netflix intends to double its investment in original content.
So far its other original shows House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Hemlock Grove are all moving forward with new seasons. The second season of Lilyhammer, its first original series, has already finished, and is expected to be released this fall.
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