It’s always possible that Arrested Development Season 5 finally gets its s— together in the next year, but in the meantime, creator Mitch Hurwitz wants to re-release Season 4 entirely. Hurwitz confirms that a network-style 22-episode, 22-minute re-edit of the fragmented Season 4 sits on the shelf, with “totally different storytelling.”
Last we heard of Arrested Development Season 5 (and mind you, we’ve been hearing for years), Will Arnett thought Netflix bosses “need to get their s— together” to make it happen. Well, good news! According to creator Mitch Hurwitz, said s— has perhaps indeed come together, enough for a potential early 2017 production. Let’s immediately get our hopes up!
This very week will see Will Arnett returning to Netflix for BoJack Horseman Season 3 in a year that’s already seen the Arrested Development star headlining his own live-action series, but questions inevitably return to the Bluths. A fifth Arrested season is still in the works, but according to Arnett, the producers “need to get their s— together.”
It’s that time of year, when Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz stokes the fires of a fifth season on Netflix, but Season 4 may yet bring bigger news. The former Bluth manager reveals that Season 4 has been entirely re-worked into 22 episodes, reshoots and all, hoping to find somewhere to air.
Streaming markets are still evolving, between features available, tiered subscriptions, pricing and more, and Netflix, granddaddy of them all, will soon up their prices without a majority of customers realizing. Say goodbye to those grandfathered into the Standard Netflix subscription, as you’ll be forking over an additional $2.00 each month without realizing.
Too often in TV, long-gestating revivals are punchlines until they’re not, the same way Arrested Development has warmed leftover Season 5 updates since 2013. Now, we may actually have details on the proposed story, including some surprisingly topical turns for Making a Murderer, Donald Trump, and a potentially familiar role for Jeffrey Tambor!
As Arrested Development Season 5 inches closer to fruition at Netflix, hopefully undoing the mixed reactions to Season 4's disjointed narrative, it seems the Bluth family might have been in a very different state once upon a time. Executive David Nevins reveals that the series very nearly went to Showtime after its FOX cancellation, if not for a few key disagreements.
Netflix recently announced plans to double their output of scripted series from 16 to 31 over the next year, but might somewhere in there be the oft-discussed fifth season of Arrested Development? Ron Howard says scripts are being written, so let’s brazenly jump to conclusions!
You’ve likely heard the term “Peak TV” floating around of late, expressing the exhaustive amount of must-see series floating around on every platform these days, and Netflix in particular. They’re certainly not going to make it any easier for you either, as Netflix plans 31 original series premieres in 2016, up from this year’s 16.
The future of Arrested Development’s Netflix tenure remains in question after a number of conflicting reports, though series lead Jason Bateman has an idea as to why the first Netflix revival proved so notably “underwhelming.” Could a change in promotion from Arrested Development “Season 5” better sell the inevitable return?