Arrested Development fans probably read that headline and blue themselves thinking that Netflix has just made a huge mistake, but it seems that, for the record, the online streaming content site will only get one new season out of the resurrected former Fox comedy series despite the ratings or popularity when the new season bows in May.
According to Wall Street Journal, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is calling the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development a “one-off” that came about under “non-repeatable” circumstances. Those “circumstances” is undoubtedly the tricky scheduling of all the various, busy cast members of the show, which is one of the reasons that only a couple of episodes of the new season will feature the cast in its entirety (only Jason Bateman will be in every episode).
Originally, Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz suggested that there might more more than one season, but he also once suggested that the Netflix season would lead into that long awaited Arrested Development movie, but I’m guess he’s been focused on season 4 lately, which prevents Hurwitz from hyping up a movie that
will probably may never happen.
Still, it’s a ballsy movie to say there will only be one season. What do you Bastards think? Want your season 5, or would that be too much of a good thing?