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After years of rumors, Arrested Development is finally on its way back. The Emmy-winning, side-splitting sitcom, which was yanked after a measly three seasons on FOX, will be revived for season 4 next year.
And the news gets better -- at least if you're a Netflix subscriber. Viewers will now access the show through that streaming video service. Here's how it works: On a certain date, the entire, 10-episode season will be made available at once. No more waiting a week between installments. It will be just like watching a whole TV season on DVD -- except it's the current one, accessed with a few clicks of your remote!
Old show? Music to our ears! The only thing that would have made this announcement better would have been mention of an Arrested Development movie, which Hurwitz discussed in October at a New Yorker Festival event. At the time, he confirmed that he had been working on the screenplay before he discovered that "there was so much more to the story."
"Where everyone has been for five years became a big part of the story, he said. "So in working on the screenplay, I found even if I just gave five minutes per character to that back story, we were halfway through the movie before the characters got together." This realization is what led to the limited-run Netflix series, which Hurwitz had mentioned would lead into the movie.
By noticeably not mentioning the movie this time around in Las Vegas, we can assume that production of the film is on the back burner for now. Fans can take solace in this though -- Hurwitz said he would be open to a season five or six on Netflix. "We would love this to be the first first of many visits."
So would we!