Netflix has signed “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz to a multiyear deal, which Deadline.com calls “a rare pact with a writer-producer for the streaming giant.”
With the deal, Hurwitz will create and produce new original series for Netflix under The Hurwitz Company banner. He will also develop projects with other producers as a non-writing executive producer and will consult with the service on its comedy series.
“We are lucky to be in business with Mitch Hurwitz, a true genius with one of the most distinctive voices in comedy today,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “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.”
The report adds: “The Netflix deal focuses on creating new series for the streaming service. As for ‘Arrested Development,’ there have been conversations between Netflix, Hurwitz and the series’ producers 20th TV and Imagine TV about doing more, possibly in the form of an original movie or another season, though there isn’t anything tangible on that front yet.”