Netflix's record subscriber numbers outflanking HBO has put the streaming corporation into headlines across the board of late, while inevitable talk has shifted toward future series and the potential for movie projects. 'Arrested Development' would seem to fit the bill as a candidate for the Netflix movie treatment, but what does series creator Mitch Hurwitz have to say of definitive plans for 'Arrested Development''s future?
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Hard to believe that 'Arrested Development' season 4 came and went almost five months ago, but the wait continues for news of a potential fifth season or the long-awaited movie adaptation to surface. Netflix has yet to formally commit to any future content, but one major behind-the-scenes voice believes there to be "no question" the Bluths will be back on Netflix at some point in the near future.
Though speculation on 'Arrested Development''s future will never quite reach the same fever pitch as before Netflix's season 4 revival, it seems series creator Mitch Hurwitz has some surprising plans in store for our beloved Bluths. The creator has apparently committed to making a long-awaited feature film happen, before returning to the franchise for another round of TV 'Arrested Development!'
Regardless of mixed fan reception to 'Arrested Development''s first original Netflix run, it seems near of every classic gag received a reprise, if not more in season 4. That said, we couldn't help notice a few stragglers like fan-favorite Franklin Delano Bluth getting left on the cutting room floor, but we can definitely expect a return in either season 5 or a movie, says creator Mitch Hurwitz!
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?
Fan reaction to 'Arrested Development' season 4 ran the gamut from "brilliant!" to "boring!" but there can be no denying fans of the legendarily irreverent comedy want more -- either as the long-awaited film, or another Netflix season. That wish may officially come true, as reports indicate Netflix has officially entered negotiations for another round of 'Arrested Development!'
It could be a while yet before we learn if 'Arrested Development' will continue on into a fifth season, or potentially even the long-awaited movie, but fans of the legendarily irreverent series needn't wait that long for the next been continuation of the franchise. Now, composer David Schwartz has announced that 'Arrested Development's many songs and original compositions will soon be available on a series-wide soundtrack!
Back in the days before 'Arrested Development' season 4 even began development, we were overjoyed to see series star David Cross in a new series on IFC (with Will Arnett, to boot), called 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.' That series has since fallen by the wayside, but now the 'Arrested Development' star seeks to develop a new Showtime comedy, albeit with one important twist.
Now that 'Arrested Development' season 4 has come and gone, with even the most casual of fans having gone through the episodes, opinions continue to divide on Netflix's successor to the family that won our hearts 10 years ago on Fox. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz recently spoke with reporters on the new season's strengths and weaknesses, but what format would future episodes, or even the movie take?
It's impressive to consider how far ahead of time we learn of 'The Simpsons'' guest stars, given the lengthy production cycle, but the latest casting from the long-running FOX series is far from a case of 'Arrested Development.' Gob Bluth himself, Will Arnett, will lend his voice to a late 2013 episode of 'The Simpsons,' but what tricks illusions might he play on Homer?