Arrested Development’s highly anticipated fourth season went into production earlier last month, with Netflix set to premiere the new episodes next spring.
In a recent interview with Vulture, show creator Mitchell Hurwitz offered an update on the revival, which is set to focus on a specific character for each episode. Explained Hurwitz, "It’s almost an anthology version of the show with each episode focusing on a particular character and where they’ve been since the family fell apart six years ago." The creator added that didn’t mean you’d only see one Bluth per episode, as some other folks would be popping up in other people’s stories as well.
As for the possibility of additional AD content, Hurwitz continued, "Our initial order is for ten [episodes], but the beauty of Netflix is that we theoretically have an opportunity to provide more material for them…"
For years, Hurwitz was trying to get an Arrested Development movie off the ground and he noted that was still what he hoped would happen. "The [new] episodes are an outgrowth of the design of what we hope will be the movie. They precede it. They function as an act one of a movie that we all want to do, but haven’t ‘sold’ yet."
While Netflix originally announced that it would be releasing all ten episodes at once, Hurwitz said that may not necessarily be the case. "I actually think the strategy for release is up in the air," he noted. "I know Netflix at one point was talking about streaming them all at once, because that’s how they’ve done it with other shows, and it’s their choice."
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