Netflix Won’t Make New ‘Arrested Development’ Episodes After Season 4
Don’t worry, Arrested Development is still set to come back for a 14-episode fourth season this May, but after that, don’t expect to see any more new episodes. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings referred to the upcoming season as a “fantastic one-off” at a conference for investors today, adding that the season was made under “non-repeatable circumstances.” Hasting continued, “We don’t anticipate being able to do seasons five, six, seven. We have less of a stake in it. Arrested Development is a wildly successful tactic as opposed to fundamental to the strategy.” A Netflix spokesperson elaborated to The Wall Street Journal that it would be “extremely difficult to get the cast together.” It’s pretty impressive that Netflix was able to wrangle everyone together for this run of episodes, given how jam-packed everyone’s schedules are with movie and TV projects these days. Jason Bateman and Mitch Hurwitz have said the new season is just leading up to a movie though, so there wasn’t really a plan for a Season 5 or 6 to begin with. So, don’t worry, there’s still tons of Bluth stuff coming your way — as long as somebody greenlights that movie.