For all that fans have been clamouring for a new series of Arrested Development, both before and after Netflix‘s original fourth season, the fifth season of the hugely popular TV series has proved elusive. It has been in very high demand, since the show had developed an enormous cult following when it hit streaming sites many years after its initial release, and the fourth season just wasn’t enough to satisfy hungry fans. Recently, rumours have been gaining traction that the fifth season might finally be in production and that the patience of the Bluth family’s avid watchers may soon be rewarded. (more…)
At one point one of Netflix‘s most watched shows, Arrested Development has had a very noticeable impact on television comedy, with its innovative style and format influencing some of the most popular shows of recent years. Although it had an average reception upon its initial broadcast, it rapidly developed a huge cult following once its first three seasons were adopted by streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu. Netflix responded to this by taking over the the show and creating a fourth season to feed fans’ ache for more. While this most recent season is largely considered its weakest link, it has hardly dissuaded the fan base from demanding more of the Bluths’ misadventures. (more…)
This time on the the RadioBastardization of your innocence podcast, Bob the Pirate and Not Grimace talk about Taco piñatas, adult themed Deadpools, no shawarmas for Ultron, good natured turtle murder and more…
The power of the internet can be completely amazing. It can destroy the millions of dollars’ worth of publicity that a studio puts into a movie or television series in a blink of an eye, it can get movies made (such as the case with the recent Veronica Mars movie), hell, it can even bring back the dead. Such was the case for Arrested Development, the 2003-2006 FOX sitcom from Mitchell Hurwitz. Seven years after its initial cancellation on FOX, fan outcry brought the series back from the dead for a fourth season, which premiered on its new home, Netflix. The question of when or if the series would return for a fifth season has been the subject of debate but it looks like fans of the Bluth family finally have a definitive answer. Kind of. (more…)
I’m not really sure how this is going to work (yet I really can’t wait to see them try), but there’s now a Mrs. Doubtfire 2in the works, despite the fact that it has been twenty years since Chris Columbus’ initial film hit theaters. Robin Williams (who co-produced the first) is returning to star in the film, more than likely hoping to replicate the original’s $440 million worldwide box office take. Since the children are now all grown, I can only hope that this somehow becomes Williams and Columbus’ White Madeaseries, if only for the potential of a Tyler Perry crossover.
A race war led by two weird dudes in old lady drag? The possibilities seem endless.
The successful completion of Arrested Development‘s fourth season on Netflix left the door open for a potential fifth season of the series to air on the streaming video site sometime in the future. But does Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz have the desire to go for a fifth season? And what about that Arrested Development movie we’ve heard so much about, is there still a chance we’ll see that in a theater near us?
Those are some valid, and complex questions, so Rolling Stone decided to ask Hurwitz himself, what is he looking at next for the Bluth family, and it turns out the winner is movie. “I’m working on the movie right now,” Hurwitz said. “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.”
Everyone’s eager, no question, but it did take like seven years to get to the Netflix stage of things. Naturally the next question was about timetables, and when we might see this mysterious Arrested Development movie. “I’m hoping it happens as soon as possible,” Hurwitz explained. “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.”
Well, he’s right about that. Lord knows that in the years between seasons three and four, and there were a lot of rumors and rumors of rumors all the way through through to Arrested Development being picked up by Netflix. And even though the Netflix pick-up was a success, and people are looking for more, a movie is still making a lot of sense to Hurwitz and company since it’s easier to get the in-demand cast of the show together for a movie, than it is for a season of TV “A TV season is a six-month commitment. But I think it would be very doable to get them together for four or five weeks to make a movie,” he said.
Still Hurwitz is pleased with what’s happened so far with his little show that could. “The whole thing is sort of unprecedented,” he explained. “It’s always been its own little thing. I kind of feel like the more it stays original, the better chance it has. As soon as it goes back to trying to do exactly what it was before, you run the risk of doing a reunion show or something.”
What do you Bastards say, you want season 5 on Netflix, or do you want a movie?
We’ve recently received word via the L.A Times that Brad Copeland: Writer of the 2007 comedy Wild Hogs, but best known for his work on the Firefly of sitcoms: Arrested Development (kudos to Netflix for bringing it back from the grave, btw), will be writing a cinematic adaptation of the ’80s-tastic action series Knight Rider for The Weinstein Company.
The original series, which lasted from 1982 to 1986, starred David Hasselhoff and a talking Trans Am. Together they cruised across the country, do-gooding in whatever small towns were too broke to hire The A-Team.
An atrocious 2008 reboot mercifully lasted only a single season. It’s too soon to say what direction the film will take the concept, but Knight Rider was the kind of show that could only be done seriously in the ’80s: In the “Twenty-Teens” (or whatever else they’re going to end up calling this decade), I could really only see it working as a tongue-in-cheek satire….in the manner of the recent 21 Jump Street adaptation.
But whether it’s played straight or for laughs, there damn well better be some Hoff up in there! That’s what killed the 2008 series (well, that and sucking copious ass)–no Hoff….
How can you even think of doing anything with Knight Rider in the title without sufficient Hoff?
As per usual, we’ll be bringing you further updates as they are made available: Same Hoff time, same Hoff channel.
This week on The Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason talk about Grumpy Cat the cinema film, the chances that Dan Harmon will supplant Moses, the cost/benefit analysis of seeing a movie solely for Starbuck side-boob, and the uselessness of time capsules.
Also on the show: Fans call in to make Jeremy eat strange things he finds in his office, Jason juggles a set of flaming balls, and the fella’s both discuss the Xbox One and learn that lying is wrong.
Then, Jason uses up his remaining 20 seconds of Doctor Who rant time to talk about racism in the Whoverse… quickly, and in Trailergasm, the boys celebrate the Taco Time cross-promotion with Machete Kills and the death of innocence with Planes.
You require more sustenance? Fine, grab a straw and suck because we’ve got Whoopi Goldberg riding a dinosaur into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesfranchise, concerns about a new race of sex crazed lady folk, the Kickstarter of Porn (Melissa Joan Hart, there is still hope for you!) and the guys loved Arrested Development and want to tell you all about it.
All that and the death of a beloved character for no reason at all on The Bastardcast!
The Bastardcast, sprinkles make everything better!
The Bluth’s are back. Returning on May 26th, the entire fourth season of Arrested Development is dropping at once, meaning you and I and every other Netflix subscriber will be marathoning it Memorial Day weekend.
The whole cast is back – Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter – and I’m more excited than Buster with a juice box.
Need to know the moment the series is available? Text “ANN” to 619-EGG-VEAL (619-344-8325) and you’ll get two responses. The first, “Her?”, and the second promises to alert you when Arrested hits Netflix.
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ABOVE: Jessica Rabbit, the beloved wife of Roger Rabbit, being portrayed by model/designer KAY PIKE. She’s not bad, she just dresses that way. [ObviousWinner]