arrested development season 5

Arrested Development season 4 arrived on Netflix nearly three years ago and the jury is still out on whether or not the return of the Bluth family was a triumph, a debacle, or something in-between. Fans remain divided and bringing up a potential fifth season of the beloved show is sure to inspire a lively debate in the right crowd.

One of the biggest cheerleaders in the pro-season five camp is, naturally, series creator Mitch Hurwitz, who started banging this particular drum shortly after the fourth season and never really wavered. Arrested Development season 5 would be a pain in the rear end to make, but he says he’s still working to make it a reality.

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Arrested Development Season 4

Serialized true crime stories are, as Jacobim Mugatu might say, so hot right now. WBEZ’s Serial podcast had us debating a 16-year-old murder mystery, HBO’s The Jinx left people talking for months, and now Making a Murderer is the obsession du jour for anyone with a Netflix account. Now the next example of that trend will be… Arrested Development?

Series creator Mitch Hurwitz recently spilled some Arrested Development season 5 plot details, teasing a drawn-out murder mystery and maybe some Donald Trump-inspired gags. He additionally shared one storyline that won’t be making it into the new episodes, for which we can blame Amazon’s Transparent. Finally, he revealed his hopes of getting the show on Netflix by late fall.  Read More »

Maria Bamford in Benched

While we wait for Netflix and Mitch Hurwitz to deliver another season of Arrested Development, they’ve got a little something else brewing with Arrested Development co-star Maria Bamford. Netflix has just picked up Lady Dynamite, a new original series executive produced by Hurwitz and starring Bamford. Get all the details on the Maria Bamford Netflix comedy after the jump.  Read More »

Arrested Development Season 4

At this moment, Arrested Development is pretty much in arrested development. The fourth season has been out there for well over a year, a fifth season is planned but not yet moving forward, and there will be a movie at some point, too. We just don’t know when. In fact, series creator Mitch Hurwitz is developing other things for Netflix as he waits for something to happen with his own cult comedy.

At least, that’s what we thought as of a few days ago. Now it seems Hurwitz is doing something fans have already done – recutting the fourth season of Arrested Development in chronological order. Read more about the Arrested Development season 4 chronological edit below.
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Mitch Hurwitz Developing New Netflix Shows

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 »

Mitch Hurwitz and David Cross on the set of Arrested Development

Mitch Hurwitz has been promising an Arrested Development movie for years, and as far as we know he still plans to deliver. But before he does, he’s going to pick up some feature directing experience on a film that has nothing to do with the Bluths whatsoever.

Hurwitz is attached to helm Guinea Pigging, a Fox 2000 comedy written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!) and based on a 2008 New Yorker article by Carl Elliott. Hit the jump to find out what it’s about.

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Arrested Development Season 4

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 »

Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, and Peter Serafinowicz on Running Wilde set

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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Jason Bateman Arrested Development

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 »

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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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