Arrested Development is one of the greatest comedies ever put on TV. For that reason alone, people have pining to see what the show’s creator, Mitch Hurwitz, will do next. Considering Netflix was the company that picked up Arrested and gave it new life. doesn’t it make sense that the Arrested Development creator would be working on a new show for them. Well, in short, he is.
It’s bigger than just a new show, as Deadline Hollywood points out. Mitch is not just being delegated to making a new show, but will be much more involved in the original content that comes out of the network. We are potentially talking about him being involved with other shows and other original properties that Netflix helps create. This is multi-year contract, so it is hard to tell just how much new material we will be seeing from Mitch Hurwitz. But if it is even a fourth as good as Arrested Development, we are excited. I will admit, I find it rather hilarious that just yesterday I wrote a plea to Netflix for more original programming because I think they are refining the way we watch TV. Them today, I make this announcement. It is almost as if they heard me.
Netflix was pretty much brilliant for snatching up Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz. If you think Netflix original programming is good so far (and we all do), just you wait. Seems they are just getting started.
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