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At a comedy event in Montreal last night, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz said new stories are “definitely” coming – but they may be in the form of a movie or special.

Hurwitz and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos were speaking about the show when the two had a conversation about how it will proceed with new material in the future.

After the creator offered the “definitely” answer to more Arrested, he turned to Netflix’s Sarandos and said, “I don’t want to get into a whole negotiation right now… but I’ve got a family to feed.”

He added: “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?”

Related: Netflix is in negotiations for new Arrested Development.

Hurwitz isn’t sure which way he wants to proceed yet. “I kinda go back and forth between that and a series. 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.”

Sarandos then told Hurwitz that they’ll take new Arrested Development “in any form.”

We’re glad to see that Hurwitz is not interested in doing another storyline similar to season 4′s. While it was nice to see all of our favorite characters back in action, the show was remarkably different from seasons 1 through 3 which aired on Fox.

The reason season 4 rarely had all of the characters together was due to their filming commitments for other projects, so hopefully for season 5, the “special,” or whatever comes next, they can carve out a timeframe which will work for everyone.

Thanks, Chortle.

  • pj

    awesome news :D so happy i love this show

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  • Kristen12

    I loved the new season so I’m fine with them doing another just like it!

  • cristina

    am I the only one that really enjoyed season 4? I loved how it all came together with Maybe’s episode. I could do another season like that.

    • http://harrymyland.com/ Harry Myland

      I totally think it worked as a one-off/experiment. Saying that, I haven’t actually felt the urge to go back and re-watch it the way I have the first 3 seasons*.

      AD actually popped up in my head during work today, oddly enough. Came to the realization that my favorite part of S4 was how mean it was. Like, it basically reaffirms that Michael was in fact making a huge mistake by standing by his family during the first 3 seasons. What a, well, mean road that guy went down. From a story-telling perspective it’s just stellar.

      *Multiple times.

  • Michael Vartanian

    I know I’m in the minority here but season 4 was my favorite season.

  • Marie Squyres

    Obviously S4 was different, but I do like it for what it is. After being off the air for years, it kind of made sense to tell everyone’s different stories in a “this is what I did last summer” kind of way that had so many crazy interwoven parts. I wouldn’t want to see it again, but I think it was an appropriate storytelling vehicle for a years-long hiatus.

  • Leinad

    I love all the seasons, I enjoyed all of them, but I didn’t like it when George Michael punched his dad, I mean, they were awesome as father and son, they shouldn’t fight, but I hope that in the Movie or special or season 5 everything gets good with them, and I really want to discover what happened to Lucille 2! LOL

  • ddiy

    Get a way getaway!

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