As a very dedicated Arrested Development fan, any news about the cult favorite TV series is going to be met with giddiness and delight. Even after the letdown that was Arrested Development‘s Netflix debut, fans understood the final product was a result of unfortunate schedule conflicts and not quite the level of quality everybody expected for the beloved series. While series creator Mitch Hurwitz and co. tried to make the best of everybody’s schedules by shooting the season in a non-linear style that didn’t rely on the entire cast being on set at the same time. However, this resulted in a diluted story that, while still having its moments, paled in comparison to the series’ previous three seasons.
It’s no secret that Netflix wants to develop more original programming and are major supporters of Arrested Development, so the only hurdle for more Bluth family antics involved finding the right time to get everybody together. Nevertheless, producer Brian Grazer confirmed plans to begin production in early 2016 during an appearance on Adam Corolla’s podcast earlier this week:
Well, I had a conversation with Fox today, this morning. Netflix is determined to do more episodes, so we’re gonna do more episodes. We’re going to do it [at] the turn of the year. January, February we’re gonna start it. […] Mitch Hurwitz, who I just called while I was sitting out there in your beautiful waiting room. […] I made the call to Mitch to say everybody’s into it.
Netflix hasn’t officially announced anything, and there’s still the aforementioned hurdle of getting as much of the cast together for as long as possible, but the prospect of more Arrested Development is a lot better than no Arrested Development. We’ll see how this one shakes out, but thing is clear – I’m more than ready to fall back in love with Tobias, GOB, George Michael, and the others once again.