Mitch Hurwitz says he is sorry.
The creator of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT issued an apology to fans of the Netflix comedy Monday, admitting he did not adequately “prepare the audience” for the new format of season four.
“The storytelling changed,” he admitted during a keynote address at the New York TV Festival. “Right before the show came out, I thought, ‘I’ve really not said what this is, and what it had become was a novel…People are going to get to watch eight hours of this, they’re not gonna spend the next six months [having the show] doled out to them.’ That first episode became much more like chapter one of a novel than episode one of a series. And I didn’t prep you guys — I’m really sorry about that.”
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT was met with mixed reviews when it debuted on the streaming video site in June. Still, Hurwitz says, he remains hopeful we will se more of the Bluth family in the future.
“I really want to… do the movie,” he said. “And then bring the series back after that. It’s not my decision, but it’s what I want to do.”
The ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT movie — and and future episodes — would be released exclusively on Netflix.