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.
More Arrested Development! Huzzah!