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‘Arrested Development’ Season 5: Mitch Hurwitz Says “Definitely” Happening, No More Anthology

Arrested Development Season 5 Mitch Hurwitz Anthology

A few weeks ago we heard the comforting, if not unexpected news that ‘Arrested Development‘ would likely return to Netflix for a fifth installment, and now series creator Mitch Hurwitz has stepped in to all-but-confirm. Hurwitz believes the next round of ‘Arrested Development’ will definitely happen, but what changes from the recent fourth season will be implemented?

Speaking from the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Hurwitz flatly answered a fan question about ‘Arrested Development’s return with “definitely,” turning to Netflix chief of content Ted Sarandos to joke, “I don’t want to get into a whole negotiation right now… but I’ve got a family to feed.” As for what form the next round of ‘Arrested Development’ might take, Hurwitz said:

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.

Hurwitz’s words are nothing but music to fans’ ears, considering response to season 4 was generally positive, but universally hampered by the fluctuating availability and appearances of the core cast. Sarandos even corroborated Hurwitz’s ideas, saying he was game for the revival “in any form,” but it remains to be seen how long it will take for official deals to be struck.

Well, what say you? Are you excited to hear ‘Arrested Development’ will “definitely” return, with an aim to reunite the whole cast? What format would you want to see the next run of the series take on?

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