Netflix’s ‘Arrested Development’ revival expected to last just one season

By Daniel S Levine,

Sorry, Arrested Development fans, but it looks like Netflix is not anticipating its revival of the beloved series to last beyond one season.

During a company event on Monday, Netflix CEO Rex Reed said that Arrested Development’s fourth season is likely a “one-off” and “non-repeatable,” reports The Wall Street Journal.

However, a Netflix spokesperson spoke with Hitfix, leaving the door slightly open for a fifth season of the show.

“I think we all knew it was lightning in the bottle that we pulled it all together” for the new season, the spokesperson said. “We're hopeful there will be more seasons.”

The spokesperson sounded confident that chief content officer Ted Sarandos could manage to get another season together in the future.

“...By no means is this the end of it. We're definitely planning to do more with them. We have first rights, so it's not like you'd see it anywhere else. We're absolutely hopeful there will be more.”

Netflix is just getting started with original content, following the release of House of Cards with Kevin Spacey. Like that show, when Arrested Development’s new season starts in May, the entire season will be available at once.

Arrested Development ran for three season on Fox from 2003-2006. It focuses on the misadventures of the Bluth family and stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett.

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