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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?

Source: /Film

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…

…Until now.

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