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!
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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?
The other day saw Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer insisting once again that Season 5 had begun ramping up Netflix production, but the streaming service brass have a slightly different message. Arrested Development Season 5 remains in the cards, though extensive deal-making may hold up the Bluths for the time being.
Arrested Development executive producer Brian Grazer seems to be the only one beating the drum on a fifth season these days, first promising a whopping 17 new episodes, then claiming production would begin in early 2016. We may yet have official development however, as Grazer says creator Mitch Hurwitz has begun staffing writers, which itself will determine the episode order of a fifth Netflix season.
These days, the only voice trumpeting Arrested Development Season 5’s Netflix future is that of executive producer Brian Grazer, last heard promising an impressive 17 episodes. Now, Grazer promises that the Bluths will band together as early as 2016, premiering Season 5 on Netflix sometime midyear.
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Apart from the flurry of Netflix’s recent orders, Arrested Development’s future hasn’t seen much concrete … well, development since the softly-received Season 4. And while the Bluths will always be a welcome return, the fifth season may actually have been confirmed for a whopping 17 episodes.
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything (real) from the front of 'Arrested Development' season 5, but even those let down by the mosiac nature of Netflix's fourth season should perk up at this one. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz himself has taken to re-editing the fourth season into chronological order, but will the revamped 'Arrested Development' season 4 hit Netflix, or arrive with the DVD?
You may remember a TV series from the early 2000s that resurfaced on Netflix in 2013 for a fourth season, bearing the amusingly ironic title of 'Arrested Development.' People had heard of it. The understandably disjointed reunion of one of TV's most beloved casts proved somewhat unsatisfying in the end, but in a world where 'Community' hangs onto a sixth season by the skin of its teeth, surely 'Arrested Development' will reach its own inevitable movie, yes? Let's find out what 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' star and Hollywood soothsayer Will Arnett has to say on the matter!