We’re far enough from the premiere that you’d barely remember Arrested Development Season 4 as one of the first Netflix original offerings, but at long last, Season 5 might finally escape its own arrested development. Producer Brian Grazer says the last cast hurdles have been cleared, and news should be “happening soon.”
It’s still uncertain how high the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will climb, establishing a multi-movie franchise with a TV arm fleshing out the world’s expansive backstory. That isn’t stopping MRC and writer Akiva Goldsman from rolling full-steam ahead, eying a 2017 production date with Idris Elba to briefly reprise his role in adapting King’s novel Wizard and Glass. Get the latest details!
Fans of The Dark Tower have been speculating for a while about how the movie adaptation could be reshuffling the story around a little bit. Characters were cast that don't appear in the seven-book-long series until much later than the first installment, which hinted at some possible plot reconfiguration. A promo image of the Horn of Eld posted by Stephen King himself on his Twitter also suggested that this version of The Dark Tower might not take the same path as the one we’re familiar with. Later, for EW’s coverage of the film, director Nikolaj Arcel talked about taking the story in a slightly different direction from the books, utilizing plot elements but moving them around a bit to make the story more movie-friendly.
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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!
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.
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.
'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter recently told reporters he'd want a few years after the FX biker drama's end before any potential prequel miniseries, and it seems we know what he'll be doing in the meantime. FX has given a pilot order to Sutter's new medieval drama 'The Bastard Executioner,' along with executive producer Brian Grazer.
Though no Hollywood Kickstarter effort has been all that well-received since 'Veronica Mars' controversially utilized the service to launch its long-awaited film, it seems the 'Friday Night Lights' movie may finally happen thanks to the crowd-sourcing website. Producer Brian Grazer insists the movie adaptation of Peter Berg's NBC/DirecTV series -- itself adapted from the original movie adaptation of the same name -- remains in development, with crowd-sourcing as its likely next step.