A few years ago Netflix fired the first salvo in the battle of the steaming stations when it announced it was resurrecting Arrest Development and now it may be going back to that well one more time.
While the comedy’s return wasn’t as well received with critics (and some fans) it was still a welcomed site and helped signal a shift in the traditional television model. Now, not long after Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos made a comment that he expected a fifth season would be announced in “just a matter of time,” series star Will Arnett has added his two cents.
Arnett, during an appearance on The Tonight Show told host Jimmy Fallon that “it’s going to happen. We don’t know when, but it is going to happen.” Given that series creator Mitchell Hurwitz recently signed a multi-year with Netflix to develop new content, additional episodes were expected but the comments made by Sarandos and Arnett are the strongest indication yet that we could get new information soon.
Arrested Development originally ran on Fox from 2003 until 2006 and won the Emmy for Best Comedy its first year out, but low ratings plagued the show and it was eventually cancelled. Netflix brought back the series for a limited 15 episode run last year.