It’s happening. During an interview on The Today Show this morning, actor Jeffrey Tambor—the Bluth family patriarch himself—revealed that a new season of Arrested Development is finally happening, and production kicks off soon. Al Roker asked Tambor if there was any updates to rumors that a new season was in the works, and Tambor said, “My marching orders are to go to work [in] January.”
It isn’t a huge revelation, as show creator Mitch Hurwitz has previously said he was at work on new season, at one point, saying he hoped to have it done by November of this year. Though that’s not happening, it does appear that more AD is in officially on the way. Discuss
There’s always money in the banana stand. Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has revealed that a new season of the (mostly) beloved comedy is in the works at Netflix.
He told Esquire,
It’ll happen. It’ll definitely happen. Not before the election, but it’s definitely going to happen. I say that because the actors want to do it, the studio wants to do it, Netflix wants to do it, I want to do it. It’s just making it happen. There’s no one resisting.
That’s sounds like a pretty for-sure thing to us. The other interesting revelation was that he has re-cut the show’s polarizing fourth season—which aired directly to Netflix—essentially to make it more watchable. (Is this him acknowledging that the season was a huge mistake?)
There’s a recut, too, of the fourth season, just to make it airable on TV. They’re like the old Arrested Developments. We redid all the narration and reshot a few little things. Now we have 22 episodes, and they’re delightful to watch and they’re much less work than the Netflix series. My hope is we’ll find a place to air those.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe just keeps on expanding. A superman made an interesting observation on Twitter, noticing a stair car that looks an awful lot like the one the Bluth family used in Arrested Development during the movie’s airport scene.
There’s always money in the banana stand. Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer recently revealed that Netflix has ordered another season of the beloved sitcom. According to Grazer, the streaming content provider is targeting early summer 2016 for the debut of season five. The new 17-episode season will be the first time the dysfunctional family will appear on screen since Netflix revived the show for a fourth season in 2013, which came after a nearly seven-year hiatus. Read More
Arrested Development Executive Producer Brian Grazer has once again confirmed that more episodes of the comedy series are in the works for Netflix. Two months after telling Bill Simmons that the team was trying to create another 17 episodes, Grazer stopped by Adam Carolla’s podcast and outlined the timetable for the return. Currently, the plan is to film the season in early 2016 and release it to Netflix a few months later. He told Carolla, "Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we're gonna do more episodes ... I made the call to Mitch to say that everybody's into it." Season four wasn’t exactly a fan or critical favorite, so hopefully this one won’t be a huge mistake ... Discuss
The Bluths are coming back once again. In an interview on Bill Simmons’ podcast today, Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer announced, “We’re going to do another 17 episodes. So, stay tuned for Arrested Development.” Though he didn’t reveal any details about what was in store for the Netflix series, Grazer seemed pretty assured that the fresh batch of episodes was a done deal, even though he admitted the show isn’t hugely profitable. But remember, there’s always money in the banana stand ... Discuss