Maybe you don’t know too much about the acclaimed Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. But chances are you’ve seen some of Arrested Development. In that case, you’ll probably recognize the cute opening credits from the latter show, in which Ron Howard narrated the basic premise, accompanied by a quick slideshow and quirky ukelele tune. Now, to promote the imminent arrival of the second season of Orange is the New Black, Netflix, which also brought us the latest season of Arrested Development, has created a riff on the AD opening as a promo for Orange. And it’s a great way to push the show to an audience that might have ignored it so far. Read More »
Mitch Hurwitz has said that there will probably be another season of Arrested Development, perhaps even a movie. And his successful deal with Netflix to air the show’s fourth season has now come up with a new benefit The Arrested Development creator has a new deal, under which he’ll develop new original series for Netfix. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Arrested Development may not be a musical per se, like Smash or Glee, but it’s certainly contributed its share of catchy, earworm-y tunes to the pop culture landscape. What Bluth supporter doesn’t know the chorus to “It Ain’t Easy Being White” from Franklin Comes Alive? Or immediately think of Mark Cherry’s “Getaway” when they see the word “getaway”?
In that light, it shouldn’t be so surprising that the beloved sitcom is putting out a soundtrack, or that there are a whopping 42 tracks on it. To be sure, not all of them are full-length songs (the shortest is the 15-second “Mock Trial”), but collectively, they’re an entertaining reminder of the great work that composer David Schwartz has done on the series. Hit the jump for the full track listing.
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Arrested Development season 4 ended on a pretty big cliffhanger. It was a bold move by creator Mitch Hurwitz because there was no guarantee the show, which had been off the air for seven years, would reconnect with audiences. Especially since the entire structure was radically different. But it did. Season 4 of Arrested Development was a big hit for Netflix and everyone wanted to bring it back, as long as Hurwitz had an idea.
The question became, would he make a movie like he had originally said years ago? Or would the show simply come back for another season on Netflix? Though nothing has been decided on legally, Hurwitz has finally made his decision. He’s writing an Arrested Development movie right now and hopes to do a fifth season after that. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
As jam-packed as Arrested Development‘s fourth season was with new celebrity cameos and old familiar faces, there was one popular star that didn’t make the cut. Contrary to older reports, Peter Serafinowicz did not appear in any of the new episodes.
However, Mitch Hurwitz, who worked with Serafinowicz on Running Wilde, hasn’t forgotten about the Brit comedian. Instead, he reveals that he’s “saved” Serafinowicz for the movie. Hit the jump to hear what he had to say.
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One way or another, the Bluths will be back.
The creator of Arrested Development, Mitchell Hurwitz, is currently in Montreal for the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. The topic of a potential continuation for Arrested Development came up and Hurwitz said he “definitely” felt they’d be back. He then turned to Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix, and said “I don’t want to get into a whole negotiation right now… but I’ve got a family to feed.” Hurwitz also talked about how exactly he wants to do the following season. Read that below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
It took seven years for us to get a fourth season of Arrested Development, but thankfully the wait may be much shorter for a fifth. Producer Brian Grazer confirms that Netflix is now in talks for a new season of the cult comedy series. And while nothing’s confirmed yet, apparently the prognosis is apparently quite good. Hit the jump for more details.
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Dave, Devindra, Germain Lussier, and Joanna Robinson discuss the rise of cat videos, the necessity of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, the miracle of World War Z, and the greatness of Monsters University. Also, here’s how they made that plane scene in Fast and Furious 6.
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Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Gather ’round, kids, and let’s watch some things advertising other things to watch. After the jump:
- Mitch Hurwitz reveals his scrapped plans for a George Clooney cameo in Arrested Development
- ABC picks up a drama from The L Word‘s Ilene Chaiken and Bryan Singer
- BBC One and the Jim Henson Co. are teaming for a new Muppets-like show
- Here’s what Helena Bonham Carter looks like as Elizabeth Taylor
- See a teaser for The Anna Nicole Story, from American Psycho‘s Mary Harron
- Watch a trailer for Netflix’s next original series Orange Is the New Black
- FX’s latest promo for The Bridge is full of border-related factoids
- Jerry Seinfeld‘s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns this month
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The highly anticipated fourth season of Arrested Development hasn’t even been in the world for two weeks and already fans have made it their own. We’re quoting it, meming it, creating merchandise based on it and now… completely altering it.
Creator Mitchell Hurwitz created a complex, labyrinthine story for the fourth season. It is told largely out of order to keep the audience guessing, and because he could rarely get his full cast together at the same time. Personally, I applauded the slow burn season as something truly special, but others found the new structure off-putting.
And so the Internet edited the fourth season of Arrested Development in chronological order. This is sure to be controversial, much like The Godfather Saga and later The Godfather Trilogy: 1901–1980, in which Francis Ford Coppola’s films were cut into one chronological run, or the Memento DVD edit, which reversed the film to remove all the surprises. And those were official, while this is not.
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