This is a big deal
Netflix may be raising its prices, but if the streaming service continues to offer original programming, the higher cost may be worth it. It's hard to imagine, for example, many millennials being angered about paying an extra dollar or two in exchange for a new Mitch Hurwitz show.
Previously, Hurwitz worked with Netflix on the fourth season of Arrested Development, and Deadline announced late yesterday that Hurwitz has signed a multi-year deal with the streaming service to create another original series. He'll also serve as a "non-writing executive producer" and a company adviser for the development of other Netflix comedy series.
Hurwitz said that working with Netflix was "the best professional experience" of his life and that he is excited to take on a greater role with the company. "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," he said. Meanwhile, Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, called Arrested Development "one of the top TV comedies of this generation" and said that the company was "fortunate to have him" on the team.
There's no word yet on the specifics of the show, but airing the series exclusively online may provide it with a better fate than Hurwitz's sitcom Running Wilde, which starred Arrested Development's Will Arnett and lasted only one season on Fox.
And if he wants to make a spinoff about his Community role as the Koogler, we'd be okay with that, too. --Meghan DeMaria