‘Arrested Development’ is ‘definitely’ returning, says creator Mitch Hurwitz

However, Hurwitz admits he's unsure in what form...

Creator Mitch Hurwitz has confirmed that more Arrested Development is on its way.

During a Q&A session at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Chortle reports, Hurwitz was asked if the show will be returning and replied: “Definitely.”

However, Hurwitz admitted that he’s yet to decide what form the next instalment of Arrested Development will take.


“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,” Hurwitz explained.

“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. That’s why I keep thinking about kicking off with a special or a three-part show and then going into a series.”

Hurwitz then looked to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who joined him during the Q&A session, and asked whether he was “game for that”. “Absolutely. In any form,” the Netflix exec replied.

Having revived the cult US sitcom after a seven-year hiatus, Netflix launched 15 brand new episodes simultaneously on May 26. Original cast members Jason Bateman, (pictured above), Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera all reprised their roles as members of the eccentric and dysfunctional Bluth clan.

The new season has received mixed reviews from TV critics and many fans objected to what Hurwitz described as the “anthology” format, whereby each episode revolves around a single Bluth family member. However, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has recently insisted the show has been a “huge” hit for the streaming service.