A New Season Of Arrested Development Is Still On The Cards

Mitch Hurwitz, the erstwhile creator of the super classic telly show Arrested Development, is pretty confident that his show will have a fifth season…somewhere down the line, at least.

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Hurwitz was talking to Esquire about his new show, Lady Dynamite (starring comedian Maria Bamford), but his other, already famous creation took over the narrative of the interview. 

This is what he said: “It’ll happen. It’ll definitely happen. Not before the election, but it’s definitely going to happen. I say that because the actors want to do it, the studio wants to do it, Netflix wants to do it, I want to do it.” (By election, he means the American presidential one which will take place later this year in November).

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You could get an easy giggle pointing out that Arrested Development, has had an arrested development all of its own (tee hee!), and you’d be right too. After having three seasons between 2003 and 2006, the show was resurrected by Netflix in 2013 for a fourth season; so, if there were to be another season this year or next year, that’d make it five seasons over about fifteen years.

Hurwitz also went on to talk about aspects of Arrested Development, including how he was attempting to build a murder plot into the show and how Trump’s political ascendancy has ruined a lot of his planned narratives and jokes. He also manages to get a good word in about the planned topic, Lady Dynamite, and that show’s discussion of mental illness.

In other news, he also discusses the impending release of a re-cut of Arrested Development’s fourth season (they re-edited some scenes and got Ron Howard in to re-record some passages of narration) so the comedy could be shown on American free-to-air TV.

You can check out the interview over here, and the trailer for Lady Dynamite below.