It’s been a couple years since the cult favorite comedy series “Arrested Development” was revived for a fourth season on Netflix, and shortly after we were promised more episodes would be coming by series creator Mitch Hurwitz. Now new details have emerged.
The show’s executive producer Brian Grazer, who runs Imagine Entertainment with the show’s executive producer and narrator Ron Howard, appeared recently on Bill Simmons’ podcast and dropped one tidbit of information about the future of “Arrested Development.” Grazer said:
“I love Arrested Development. But it never — it was never a huge thing. But people are loyal to it, and we’re going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development.”
That’s a pretty specific number of episodes, which makes me wonder if he was just spitballing, or maybe even joking. But considering what we’ve heard previously from Hurwitz and the ongoing enthusiasm from Netflix, this was a foregone conclusion that we would get more episodes eventually.
However, we still don’t know when it might happen, and that’s the key. It took years to get a fourth season off the ground, mainly because getting the busy cast together again was no easy task (they barely got all together in the fourth season, and when they did, sometimes scenes together were shot separately anyway).
Don’t forget, we also heard that Hurwitz may actually be interested in making an “Arrested Development” movie before a fifth season came together. We’re not sure if that’s still part of the equation or not, but either way, we’re just glad that more “Arrested Development” is still on the horizon, even if we don’t know how long it will take to get there.
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