Mitchell Hurwitz and the Revival of 'Arrested Development'
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Mitchell Hurwitz on the logistics challenge of pulling off the resurrection of Arrested Development on Netflix. How they used creative scheduling and green screen technology to accommodate busy actors and convinced the relevant companies to do business differently. Plus, Hurwitz answers the critics and reveals there still could be more Arrested Development to come.
Banner image: (L-R) Mitch Hurwitz, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman. Photo courtesy of Netflix
The Hollywood News Banter ()
Kim Masters and John Horn banter about this week’s top entertainment news stories.
- The National Association of Theater Owners wants movie studios to shorten their trailers and not give away so much in the process
- Studio blockbusters will go head-to-head this Summer with massive pressure to recoup huge budgets
- Executive Mike Darnell, the godfather of reality television, leaves the Fox network after 18 years and an American Idol fall from supremacy
- Amazon studios ends its online "pilot season" in which viewers voted. The online studio has picked up five new shows including one starring John Goodman and created by Doonsbury's Garry Trudeau.
Mitchell Hurwitz ()
Since Arrested Development was canceled by Fox in 2006, series creator Mitchell Hurwitz has been committed to figuring out a way to continue the story of the Bluth family one way or another. For years he worked on a movie -- or really, a trilogy -- then a web series. But it wasn't until Netflix came along that the stars aligned -- literally and figuratively. He talks with The Business producer Darby Maloney about the complicated logistics of resuscitating this cult series, the public's reactions, and if there's more Arrested Development in the future. Plus, he does it all naked. Or does he?
Mitch Hurwitz in KCRW studio with 'The Business' producer, Darby Maloney
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