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Netflix wants to make more ‘Arrested Development’

Netflix wants to make more ‘Arrested Development’
May 30, 2013 JEREMY FEIST
Arrested Development

Arrested Development

I already went way overboard talking about how much I loved the new Netflix season of Arrested Development despite some minor flaws, so I’m not going to white knight the show any more than I have to. So I’m just going to jump right into this bitch: Rolling Stone is reporting that Netflix is currently talking about bringing the show back for another season, since the viewership has pretty much been through the roof ever since it premiered a couple days ago …

“Arrested is unique, because [whether or not it comes back is] really up to the talent,” Hastings said during a CNBC interview on Wednesday. “If the talent were willing to do more, and interested in that, I’m sure we would be willing.” Hastings wouldn’t reveal Netflix’s viewer data for the show’s return, saying the company preferred to look at the ratings over the course of a year, not “day one.” However, network-monitoring company Procera reported that 36 percent of one service provider’s users watched at least part of Arrested Development’s return, while one in 10 viewers have already streamed the entire 15-episode season.

The good news here is that the season finale left the door wide open for another season, not to mention the fact that Jason Bateman has already said he’d be willing to return for another season and/or movie. That right there is one cast member, and from what I can remember, Michael Cera was really the only one who was holding out on returning, but since they gave him an executive producer credit I kind of have a good feeling about this.