Netflix are pushing TV boundaries like no other online service according to many, the very idea of full seasons becoming available at once, not being driven by ratings, and bringing back cancelled shows opens up a whole new world of creativity. And one of the stars of revived TV show, Arrested development says the fourth season will redefine television.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter. actor David Cross who plays Tobias Fünke in the show said , “What [creator] Mitch [Hurwitz] did and how he’s able to tell the story through the Netflix model – I think it’s going to redefine what television can be and stories can be and how they’re presented.”
He also thinks the show will be, “historic”, and leave a lasting legacy. He said that, “We’re gonna look back on it in 10, 20, 30 years, and it will be a very important thing that Mitch and Netflix have done.”
Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix said earlier this week that Arrested Development which will be available in May running for 14 episodes, will most probably only be available as a single season and no more episodes will be made.
Cross agreed saying, “I think we all assumed back then that it was just for one short season of, I believe, 10 episodes, which got expanded [to 14]. But there was never ever any talk or promise of doing an extra season beyond what we were doing. In fact, the initial idea was that we do this season, and then it would lead up to what would be its own one-off movie that would be a conclusion to the stories being told in this, for lack of a better word, season.”
Show creator Mitch Hurwitz confirming the movie rumors, said that the show will differ from a made for TV production in that every episode will feature a separate member of the Bluth family. He said, “We are encouraged to make a more interesting show as opposed to flattening it out”. The season is expected as, “the first act of what we would like to complete in a movie.”