Netflix will give you the first season of "Arrested Development," but the company's less confident about what may come next.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the streaming media service isn't anticipating hosting additional seasons of the revived comedy beyond the first season its releasing in May.
“It’s really a fantastic one-off which is coming together incredibly, and I think it will be amazing for us, but think of it as a non-repeatable amazing,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in a conference call Monday.
The company has a "smaller stake" in "Arrested" than it does in its original programming, like "House of Cards," Hastings noted, pointing out that Netflix is "trying to figure out a real mechanism where we can build shows and develop franchises over the long term."
To that end, "'Arrested Development' is a wildly successful tactic, as opposed to fundamental to the strategy." However, on their Twitter account, the company reassured fans that there's still hope for more: "Let's be honest, ANYTHING can happen with #ArrestedDevelopment."
But let's not get ahead of ourselves - we do know that 14 episodes of "Arrested Development" will debut at once this spring. The guest stars will include Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Conan O'Brien, Isla Fisher and the just announced Ben Stiller, who'll return to his role as Tony Wonder.
Prediction – Netflix's "big move" into self-produced television will not be the success they invisioned. Then again, *nothing* is ever the success Netflix envisioned it to be. They have a way of screwing up everything. They have screwed up DVD delivery. Their streaming isn't horrible, but when it first came out was a disaster. Currently the streaming doesn't offer much in the way of movies. They are too focused on television. Reed Hastings tried to split Netflix streaming and DVD mailing, and failed, etc. etc. etc. I can only imagine what is next. Why not just focus on one thing before focusing on so many?
Yes, Netflix is no good at anything. They just single-handedly put blockbuster and all other brick-and-mortar video rental stores out of business in the span of a few years. As a company, they earned 3.6 billion in 2012, but you, Steve, know better than them and could run the company more successfully, despite not being able to put together a few sentences free of grammatical or spelling errors.
gotta pull it back for a bit.....just sayin...
while i'm on hiatus...i think i'll visit my old grammar school and see the old gang...so much fun ahead before this year....love and kisses too all
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