‘Arrested Development’ Poster Hints at Its Finite Future

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In case there’s any doubt that the upcoming revival of “Arrested Development” will be limited to just one season, take a look at the new poster Netflix released Tuesday for the series.

While “House of Cards” and “Hemlock Grove” are dubbed “Netflix Original Series” in their posters, “Arrested” is simply labeled a “Netflix Original,” thus completely removing it from Netflix’s series wheelhouse.

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Netflix brass have already stated that this dump of new “Arrested Development” episodes on the streaming site will be the first and last for the laffer, and that the service has no plans of ordering another run.

Though the series’ diehard fans may not have wanted to hear it, CEO Reed Hastings made the series’ limited run clear in a February conference call.

“‘Arrested’ is a unique property, we don’t anticipate being able to do season five, six and seven,” Hastings said. “We have less of a stake in it. It is really a fantastic one-off, which is coming together incredibly.

In short, the May 26 debut of “Arrested” on Netflix should be savored, because that’s all you’re getting…

…that is, until the “Arrested” movie.

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  2. Jimmy Wink says:

    It prob doesn’t say “Netflix Original Series” because it’s not. It was started by fox.

  3. Joe Harper says:

    Honestly I hope It is limited to just this series.

    The fact that it is a unique gem that never actually ‘Jumped the shark’ ;), is what made it so brilliant. The more they make, the more the sell out and the less funny it becomes.

    If you know it’s limited, you enjoy it all the more.

  4. As jasonbice15 says, it’s not a Netflix original “series” because it was originally on Fox.

    Also, a Netflix rep clarified after the call that Netflix had only ordered one season of Arrested but had never closed the door on further cooperation, but would do each movie/season on a one-off basis if the stars aligned correctly. (source: http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/25/arrested-development-netflix-additional-seasons/)

    Hemlock Grove and House of Cards are being developed as more traditional “see how the viewership responds before we cancel/order more” cycle. Arrested is different because the cast are already tied up in other projects.

  5. David Fox says:

    Can’t wait to see Arrested Development? Check out the great Documentary with fun cameo’s from the whole Arrested Development cast via the link provided or by clicking on my credentials. http://cinemacho.com/arrested-development-documentary-trailer/

  6. jasonbice15 says:

    Or maybe it’s not an original “series” because the actual series originally started on Fox whereas “Hemlock Grove” and “House of Cards” were created for Netflix.

  7. Terrence Powers says:

    Ah, yet another wonderful decision from Netflix management. Cancel it before you even run it. And they wonder why their former subscribers are not interested in returning!

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