Back in April, producer of Fox-turned-Netflix hit US Comedy Arrested Development, Brian Grazer spoke to The BS Report, stating that the show would be back for a further 17-episode run. There was no further statement made about whether this would be with Fox or streaming giant Netflix, however in June, he later added in a talk on The Adam Carolla Show that Netflix was determined for more episodes, and production would start on the first of January, 2016 – for a debut of the first episode “four months after that“.
According to CNNMoney, however, this is all in doubt. Grazer said in a recent interview that whilst more episodes are in production, there may be less than the original 17 promised. When asked about the status of production right now, he stated: “The creator Mitch Hurwitz is creating a writer’s room right now. We’re going to get everybody on board“. There is still no sign of a deal between 20th Century Fox and Netflix for the continuing series of the show, and Netflix has declined to comment. The fact that writing is currently taking place is a positive, but it seems we can kiss goodbye to 17 new episodes, and to a May 2016 release date.