"Arrested Development" may have already been canceled again.
The cult comedy returns with a new slate of shows in May streaming on the Netflix video service, but Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told investors not to expect a second season.
"'Arrested' is a unique property, we don't anticipate being able to do season five, six and seven," Hastings said Monday. "We have less of a stake in it. It is really a fantastic one-off, which is coming together incredibly. I think it will be amazing for us, but think of it as a nonrepeatable amazing" thing.
But there are some mixed messages. A Netflix spokesperson later clarified: "We're hopeful there will be more seasons," the spokesperson said. "If anyone can pull it together, it's going to be [content chief] Ted [Sarandos]. But by no means is this the end of it. We're definitely planning to do more with them. We have first rights, so it's not like you'd see it anywhere else. We're absolutely hopeful there will be more."
The 14 new episodes continue the story of the sitcom that ran on Fox from 2003 to 2006.
An "Arrested development" movie has been floated, but it remains to be seen if anyone will produce it.