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.
Double or nothing, Netflix has given rise to more than a few high-profile flops, perhaps most recently Arrested Development and BoJack Horseman star Will Arnett’s sobriety drama Flaked. Despite its deeply personal nature, the project earned many a critical shrug, but now eyes a Season 2 renewal with a shortened order.
Neither comedian Maria Bamford nor showrunner Mitch Hurwitz are too busy with Arrested Development these days, leaving the Netflix field wide open for Bamford to ignite new comedy series Lady Dynamite. Ahead of the May premiere, check out the star-studded trailer, as Maria Bamford loses much more than her marbles.
As if BoJack Horseman and Arrested Development weren’t enough, Will Arnett is adding a third Netflix series to his stable, this time playing … someone kind of self-centered, and broken in California. Huh. Well, take a first look at Flaked, as Arnett goes dramatic in a new series executive produced by Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz.
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?