With the oncoming Arrested Development movie – yes, for real, for the thousandth time – appearing sooner than later, an interview with Rolling Stone had creator Mitch Hurwitz speaking up about Season 5 coming soon after. Though he’s still not sure when the movie will be appearing, he is working on it. He also suggests that once the movie is made, there’ll be plenty of room for another season of the show on Netflix.
This interview looks at first like a full confirmation of both the movie and the next season of the show. What it actually represents, on the other hand, is Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz committing to the idea of both products. Noting that “the best way to guarantee it doesn’t happen” is to talk about “this stuff” at length before it happens, he’s made clear that he doesn’t intend on sharing too much information before the time comes.
He also made clear that because making a movie like the one underway for Arrested Development takes less time than filming a season of a show, they’ve got to get one out of the way before they can start the other. Speaking on how a TV show is a “six-month commitment”, Hurwitz suggested that “it would be very doable to get them together for four or five weeks to make a movie.”
Does that sound like a green light for the film to you, or a suggestion of how easy it might be to do? As for the TV series, Hurwitz had the following to say:
“The whole thing is sort of unprecedented. It’s always been its own little thing. I kind of feel like the more it stays original, the better chance it has. As soon as it goes back to trying to do exactly what it was before, you run the risk of doing a reunion show or something.” – Mitch Hurwitz
The fourth season is on Netflix right this minute – it consists of a series of episodes that center on one character, made in such a way so that filming could take place with the full cast. As you should know more than well enough by now, getting this star-studded group of actors together is no small task.