Fans rejoiced earlier in 2013 when Netflix suddenly became the coolest thing ever for bringing back the much loved series Arrested Development after a long hiatus. But after the Emmy nominated fourth season of Arrested Development wrapped production and premiered, there hasn’t been much news about when a fifth season will roll around — if it ever does.
The only bit of news we’ve heard so far about a fifth season of Arrested Development is that series creator Mitch Hurwitz stated a movie version of the show would likely be coming before another season. But today comes word from Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos who in an interview with The Wrap stated original content from Arrested Development is going to be coming to Netflix.
Sarandos said there was “no question” there would be more “Arrested Development” on Netflix, either as a new series of episodes or a movie. “It is just a matter of when and what form it takes,” he said at the “The Grill,” a conference hosted by Hollywood website The Wrap.
The key question poised in this situation is whether Arrested Development will return to Netflix in the form of another traditional season or a movie that extends what we saw last season.
Either way, it looks like Arrested Development is going to be back on Netflix in some shape or form. But given that we don’t know how the show will come back or when, it’s hard to call this an encouraging update.