More Arrested Development is on its way, but in what format remains to be seen.
Will Arnett, who plays Gob on the Emmy Award-winning series, said there are plans to continue the Bluth family’s story, but it was unclear at the moment whether there would be a fifth season of Arrested Development or a full-length film.
“I can’t really confirm precisely what’s happening, but I can tell you that we are actively working on something right now,” Arrnett told E! News. “Once we have that nailed down then there will be more of an official announcement to come from Mitch Hurwitz. It’s something that we’re all open to doing and I think we’re going to do.”
In an interview with IGN at New York Comic-Con, Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth) and Judy Greer (Kitty Sanchez) said Arrested Development could finally be getting a feature film.
“We’ve heard rumors that maybe it’s going to be a movie for Netflix, for streaming,” Walter said. “However way they do it is fine with us.” Walter also said someone sent her an email saying that Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, was talking about a movie for next summer.
The cast’s comments reflect those of series creator Mitch Hurwitz, who said in June that he couldn’t decide how to bring Arrested Development back.
“I keep thinking about it, and why don’t we do the movie version of this and then do the series, because this series kinda peaks with the story,” Hurwitz said at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. “I kinda go back and forth between that and a series.”
Hurwitz said that the cast would need to be brought back together as a whole instead of having their scenes shot separately.
“But here’s the most important thing, whatever we do, I want to get the cast all together and not do another anthology thing, and that’s why I keep thinking about kicking off with a special or a three-part show and then going into a series,” he said.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the company would be interested “if the talent were willing to do more.”