‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz to Make New Shows for Netflix
By Sahil Patel
Mitch Hurwitz, creator of the Emmy-winning comedy series “Arrested Development,” is not done with Netflix.
As first reported by Deadline, Hurwitz has inked a “multi-tier” deal to create and produce new original comedy series for Netflix. The shows will be produced through Hurwitz’s production company, The Hurwitz Company, and will include shows that are not only created and written by Hurwitz, but those he develops with other creators as a non-writing executive producer.
As part of the pact, Hurwitz will also serve as a consultant for Netflix when it comes to comedy programming.
“It is incredibly inspiring to get to produce for Netflix, a company that not only doesn’t resist change, but is leaps and bounds ahead of everyone in forging it,” said Hurwitz in a press statement. “The fact that I’m also getting one month of their streaming right to my TV or Xbox free… well, it really takes the sting out of buying that Xbox.”
Last spring, Netflix famously resurrected “Arrested Development” for a fourth season. The show, which had netted Hurwitz three Emmy wins while it was on Fox, received three additional nominations last fall. There has been some chatter about bringing “Arrested Development” back to Netflix in the form of a fifth season or an original movie, though nothing’s been set in stone as of yet.