Woo-hoo! The Bluths will be back yet again. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz confirmed during a Q&A session at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal yesterday that Arrested Development would “definitely” be returning beyond the Netflix produced Season 4. [See my recaps and episode breakdowns here.] According to Chortle:
I kept thinking about it, and why don’t we do the movie version of this and then do the series, because this series kinda peaks with the story?’ Hurwitz said. ‘I kinda go back and forth between that and a series. But here’s the most important thing, whatever we do, I want to get the cast all together and not do another anthology thing, and that’s why I keep thinking about kicking off with a special or a three-part show and then going into a series.’
Then he asked [Netflix chief content officer Ted] Sarandos: ‘Are you game for that?’
‘Absolutely,’ the Netflix boss replied. ‘In any form.'”
And there you have it. I don’t particularly want a movie, though. I think the major criticism of Season 4 was that the episodes were too long. Although I loved the new season, I can agree with that assertion. The Bluths are best when they’re zany, outrageous, and to the point, so I’d prefer more episodes over a movie, but as always, I will be happy with what we can get. I do hope that everyone can find time to fully commit so we can have more Bluth on Bluth interactions this time around. But YES! I am excited!
Insert token “I just blue myself” joke here.