Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Netflix, under which he will create and produce new shows for the streaming service. The writer-producer will also develop other projects for Netflix as a non-writing executive producer and will serve as a consultant on other shows.
Here's what Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had to say about the deal in a statement.
"We are lucky to be in business with Mitch Hurwitz, a true genius with one of the most distinctive voices in comedy today. Mitch's inventive approach to Arrested Development - one of the top TV comedies of this generation - was ahead of its time, and we're fortunate to have him on our team."
Here's what Mitch Hurwitz had to say about his overall deal and working his experience in working with Netflix.
"(Season 4 was) the best professional experience of my life, even topping some of my favorite unprofessional experiences. 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. 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."
This deal is only for new programs created for Netflix, and doesn't include his pact with the streaming service for Arrested Development. We reported in August that Mitch Hurwitz is working on an Arrested Development movie, which would arrive before a new season on Netflix, but nothing is set in stone at this time.
Mitch Hurwitz started his career as a writer-producer for shows such as Empty Nest, Nurses and The Golden Girls. He also created The Ellen Show and Everything's Relative before Arrested Development debuted on Fox in 2003, along with Running Wilde and the animated series Sit Down, Shut Up. Most recently, he guest starred as Koogler on Community's Season 5 episode "App Development and Condiments".