Arrested Development creator says fifth season will “definitely happen”

He also revealed that season four has been recut

Arrested Development could be getting another season, according to creator Mitch Hurwitz.

After three seasons, the show was cancelled in 2006. Netflix commissioned a fourth season in 2013, with 15 original episodes created.

Speaking to Esquire, creator Mitch Hurwitz has revealed that a fifth season will “definitely happen,” stating that Netflix would like another series to go ahead. He also said that season four had been given a recent recut.


“It’ll happen. It’ll definitely happen. Not before the election, but it’s definitely going to happen,” he said. “I say that because the actors want to do it, the studio wants to do it, Netflix wants to do it, I want to do it. It’s just making it happen. There’s no one resisting.

Possibly commenting on the criticism of season four, Hurwitz said the season four recut was “like the old Arrested Developments,” explaining that they “redid all the narration and reshot a few little things.”

“Now we have 22 episodes, and they’re delightful to watch and they’re much less work than the Netflix series,” he continued. “My hope is we’ll find a place to air those.” In June of last year, Executive Producer Brian Glazer revealed that he and creator Mitch Hurwitz were planning to make “another 17 episodes” of the cult sitcom.