Earlier this year “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz and Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said there would ‘definitely’ be more chapters in the Bluth family story following the success of the show’s fourth season on the streaming service.
At the time it wasn’t certain if it would be a movie or another season. Now, Hurwitz tells Rolling Stone that he has made up his mind and begun writing a movie with the hope that it will go first, then potentially another season of the show:
“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. A TV season is a six-month commitment. But I think it would be very doable to get [the entire cast] together for four or five weeks to make a movie.”
The upside of a movie is that it also fixes one of the common complaints about the fourth season – a lack of scenes with the Bluths all together. So if it goes ahead, when would it happen?
“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.”