Strike up the narrator, motherboys and blue people, it appears we haven't seen the last of Arrested Development. The long-defunct Fox comedy series that experienced a second life within its ever-growing cult fandom recently rose from the ashes of Fox's itchy cancellation trigger finger, as a fourth season appeared on Netflix back in May. Netflix's original series model, though in this case it was more an original(ish) series, allowed for the entirety of season four to be made available at once.
But after we all voraciously consumed the fourth season, we were left wondering what was next. There have been whispers of a feature film for ages, but nothing appears to be moving on that project. Now it appears show creator has put to rest any doubt that the show will soldier on. During Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Hurwitz stated that he "definitely" believed they would be back.
Here were his exact words...
"I kinda go back and forth between [a movie] and a series. But here’s the most important thing, whatever we do, I want to get the cast all together and not do another anthology thing, and that’s why I keep thinking about kicking off with a special or a three-part show and then going into a series."
Now normally this would still seem like a non-committal nothing of an answer that could be easily ignored. However, with Hurwitz on stage was Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, who responded, "absolutely, in any form" when Hurwitz ran these ideas by him. I wasn't a huge fan of the fourth season of Arrested Development. It was an odd situation wherein it seemed like new showrunners had been hired even though it was all the same people working behind the scenes. That said, I am definitely looking forward to the prospect of another season. A movie, meh, but definitely a fifth season.
What do you guys think?