‘Arrested Development’ producers negotiating a fifth season
Arrested Development fans might have cause for celebration soon: the show’s producers are in talks to develop another season with Netflix.
“We are in conversations with them to do another,” producer Brian Grazer told Bloomberg TV. “They are interested in doing that.”
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had previously expressed interest in ordering further episodes of the comedy hit, telling CNBC in May, “If the talent were willing to do more and interested in that, I’m sure we would be willing.”
Show creator Mitch Hurwitz, however, is uncertain about when a new season would air. “I don’t have a timeline yet. If there’s more, I promise you we will put a date out there.”
Arrested Development originally aired on FOX from 2003 to 2006, but was eventually canceled due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim and awards traction. However, fans remained loyal to the series well past its cancellation, prompting Netflix to announce, in 2011, that it would be reviving the series. The fourth season premiered on May 26th to surprisingly mixed reviews.
For his part, Michael Cera, who plays George Michael Bluth on the hit comedy, told HuffPost Live that he wasn’t particularly surprised by the reaction of fans to the new season: “I wasn’t really surprised because I didn’t really have any expectations of how people were going to react to it,” he said. “I think it’s a strange thing, bringing something back that already has a fanbase built in. It’s a specific kind of challenge … But I personally really liked it.”
Via: Huffington Post