Arrested Development Movie First, Then Fifth Season on Netflix


We haven’t given up on a movie yet?

Arrested Development season 4 was a huge hit on Netflix, but the season ends on a cliffhanger.  It’s a bold move from creator Mitch Hurwitz since another season is not guarantee yet.  All fans are looking the next chapter of Bluth family’s life, and now we’re finally getting an answer: Hurwitz states he’s writing an Arrested Development movie right now, and hopes to do the fifth season after that.

The interview with Rolling Stone states: “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.”  He adds, “I’m hoping it happens as soon as possible. But I want to be very careful about not putting out false information. I want to get a time and tell everybody when it’s happening and not play with people. Right now, I’m trying to do something else for Netflix and a movie project and things. I’m always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It’s the best way to guarantee it doesn’t happen.

The reason to do a movie first is because it takes shorter time to do so.  Arrested Development has too many famous actor, and it’s hard to schedule everyone for too long.  So it’s easier to film a movie than TV show.  Anyway, once the movie is a success hit, then a fifth season on Netflix will be possible.

I really like Arrested Development, and you can read on what I think about season 4 here.