Ahead of today’s TCA ’16 panel, Netflix has unveiled a slew of release dates for new original series, including Baz Luhrmann’s musical The Get Down, the Winona Ryder thriller Stranger Things, and shows from Will Arnett, Ashton Kutcher and the service’s first French-language series, starring Gerard Depardieu. These shows join established series Orange Is the New Black, Jessica Jones, Grace and Frankie and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, with Netflix also announcing returning dates for those favorites.
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!
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.
If you are no familiar with Maria Bamford for whatever ridiculous reason, you’re about get a very awesome introduction: the notably odd and fiercely hilarious comedian is getting her very own Netflix series, produced by Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz.
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?
Fresh off his recent 'Community' season 5 cameo, we might have hoped 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz would at last dig his heels into a fifth season followup to the classic cult comedy's Netflix return, or at least a movie, but for now the streaming service is at least keeping Hurwitz close. Hurwitz has officially signed to develop new original series for Netflix, leaving the future of 'Arrested Development' unclear in the process.
We're not entirely sure when 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz will get back to the business of the Bluths, but the acclaimed showrunner has at least one new course load in the future: 'Community' season 5! Following showrunner Dan Harmon's lead, Hurwitz will guest in an episode of the coming NBC season, as will noted Adult Swim comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
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?
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!'