It's been almost two years since Netflix revived canceled-too-soon series "Arrested Development" for the show's first new episodes since 2006. Now, executive producer Brian Grazer has announced that even more installments of the cult comedy are indeed in the works.
In an interview on Bill Simmons's Grantland podcast, Grazer was discussing the success of Fox series "Empire," which he co-produces with Ron Howard through their Imagine Entertainment company. Simmons asked Grazer which series he worked on had a larger cultural impact, "Empire" or "24" (yet another Fox hit), and Grazer mentioned that despite its low ratings, he always thought of "Arrested Development" as a cultural touchstone, especially with young fans.
"I love 'Arrested Development,' but it was never a huge (money-maker)," Grazer told Simmons. "But people are loyal to it, and we're going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for 'Arrested Development.'"
The conversation about the show ended there, but what little was shared is important enough, especially coming from a source as high on the "AD" food chain as Grazer. It's long been hinted at that Netflix wants to make more episodes, but no specific details about a possible season five have materialized until now. Here's hoping Grazer's promise comes to fruition soon.
Check out Simmons's interview with Grazer below. (The "Arrested" talk happens around the 24:20 mark.)
[via: Grantland, h/t Uproxx]
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