Monday, August 3, 2015

Netflix open to more seasons of 'Arrested Development'

It's been more than four full days since Arrested Development's fourth season was released to the masses on Netflix.

Netflix open to more seasons of 'Arrested Development'

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This undated publicity photo released by Netflix shows David Cross, left, and Portia de Rossi in a scene from "Arrested Development," premiering May 26, 2013 on Netflix. The sitcom, also starring Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, was canceled by Fox in 2006 after three seasons. (AP Photo/Netflix, Sam Urdank)
This undated publicity photo released by Netflix shows David Cross, left, and Portia de Rossi in a scene from "Arrested Development," premiering May 26, 2013 on Netflix. The sitcom, also starring Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, was canceled by Fox in 2006 after three seasons. (AP Photo/Netflix, Sam Urdank) AP

It's been more than four full days since Arrested Development's fourth season was released to the masses on Netflix. Creator Mitch Hurwitz told everyone not to binge watch and approximately no one listened to him because everyone basically mowed straight through all 15 epidsodes, ANUSTART jokes and all. And reception has been more than favorable, with 85-percent of viewers rating the new season four or five stars.

Now, Bluth fans have more reasons to get their hopes up, thanks to recent comments by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings indicating that the company would be more than willing to humor everyone with further seasons of the Internet's favorite sitcom.

Arrested is unique because that’s really up to the talent,” Hastings shared on CNBC. “If the talent were willing to do more… I’m sure we would be willing.” (Though Netflix famously refuses to release viewership data, Hastings said that AD sampling has been “huge, just as we had hoped.”)

This comes on top of the news that Jason Bateman told TV Line that the cast is in and more AD is already in the works. [TV Line, h/t NY Mag]

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