This year marked the return of one of the funniest and cleverest shows to have ever been produced when Netflix brought back Arrested Development and returned it to the fans. But while the show has returned to television (sort of), series creator Micheal Hurwitz has stated his commitment to completing something fans thought was in the works for the past half decade — an Arrested Development movie.
According to Rolling Stone, Hurwitz wants to get the blessing of 20th Century Fox to produce an Arrested Development before a fifth season of the show is filmed.
Plans are obviously in flux at the moment, but Hurwitz’s ultimate goal is to make an Arrested Development movie and then another season of the show. “The whole thing is sort of unprecedented,” he says. “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.
Fans may be inpartial to the news as any form of Arrested Development is something that is coveted but the question would be if a film is produced would that be a wrap on the series. One of the hangups in producing an Arrested Development movie is the difficulty in finding time where all the actors can be available for filming.
There’s also the matter of age as the actors won’t be playing these roles forever and wrapping up the story while it’s still possible seems to be a fitting idea. Arrested Development was welcomed back with open arms, but that’s a welcome Hurwitz won’t want to wear out.
Still, the series creator said the show isn’t in the forefront of his mind at the moment as he’s juggling other projects for Netflix, meaning fans could be in for another haul without any form of Arrested Development in their lives.