Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has confirmed that there will be an Arrested Development movie first before season 5 airs on Netflix.
Season 4 ended with a pretty big cliff hanger which was quite a risk since no one knew for sure how the Netflix Arrested Development experiment would turn out. Remember that Arrested Development had been off the air for 7 years before it was brought back by Netflix so even though there was a huge amount of cult support (mostly by me), no one was sure what the TV audience at large would think.
Arrested Development was a huge success for Netflix and despite some people feeling that season 4 was weak, Hurwitz and company will have an opportunity to continue the story of the Bluths.
Hurwitz told Rolling Stone Magazine (because he still isn’t talking to me first…yet):
“I’m working on the movie right now. I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright – it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie.”
Fantastic news for fans like myself. I am very excited to see what they do with a movie. There is no timetable for when this movie will be put in to production or released, Hurwitz also said there are other projects he is working on first for Netflix, but it seems to be on the story board for us in the somewhat near future.
We will be sure to keep you informed as more Arrested Development movie news is available.