Netflix Wants Another Season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
I don't know about you, but I loved Arrested Development season 4! It was a little weird at first, but the more episodes I watched the funnier it got. When it ended I wanted to see more! Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz has said that season 4 would be the last we saw of these characters. It was supposed to possibly lead to a movie or another season. Personally I'd like to see a fifth season, and apparently so does Netflix.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explains in an interview with CNBC that they were only contracted to do one season, but he'd love to buy a fifth if the cast was all willing to return again.
Arrested is unique, because [whether or not it comes back is] really up to the talent. If the talent were willing to do more, and interested in that, I’m sure we would be willing.
So basically if we don't see another season we can blame the actors. Hopefully at some point they would be willing to do it again. It'd be great to see the adventure of these characters continue. Hasting goes on to say that “it’s been huge, just as we had hoped,” and then explains why Netflix isn't going to release the numbers anytime soon.
The reason we’re not doing ratings is because we really want to focus over the first year Netflix is about being able to watch when you want, not having to watch at a certain time like linear TV is. So we’re really not focused on the Day One ratings, it’s really over the first year.
That's interesting, especially since it's being reported that the show was illegally downloaded 100,000 time over the weekend. But 100,000 out of a few million still doesn't seem that bad. If they are willing to make a fifth season though, then the number they have must have been pretty good.
Would you rather see an Arrested Development movie or a fifth season?