The rumor of an Arrested Development movie has been one of the biggest cock teases in modern film development. When Netflix announced that is was resurrecting the series itself for a 10-episode run next year, the rumors then suggested that a movie would follow after the season four was over, but it never moved forward beyond being a rumor…
Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz, was interviewed by Vulture about what fans can expect from the new season, and how it relates to his AD movie plans.
“The episodes are an outgrowth of the design of what we hope will be the movie. They precede it. They function as an act one of a movie that we all want to do, but haven’t ‘sold’ yet. The episodes take the audience through the experiences of the characters since the family ‘fell apart’ and how they’re brought together to deal with their new problems. I would give you a hint as to what those problems are, but, really, why rob the fans of being disappointed when they see it on Netflix.”
As for maybe more than 10 episodes coming out of season four, Hurwitz admits that they’re shooting the above average amount of material. Whether it’s one of scenes released as promo, or edited together to become additional episodes, he’s not saying (or not sure yet):
“Our initial order is for ten, but the beauty of Netflix is that we theoretically have an opportunity to provide more material for them. [...] We’re definitely shooting some special material just for them. But their whole outlook completely mirrors the ambitions of this show. [Netflix chief content officer] Ted Sarandos and I have really spent a lot of time finding the ideal way to tailor the show to their platform and I think we have something that embraces the new medium.”
The new season of Arrested Development will debut sometime next year on Netflix.
Source: Screen Rant