And Now Netflix Wants More Episodes of ‘Arrested Development’

In an interview with CNBC Thursday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings beat the proverbial dead horse by saying the company is open to filming a fifth season of Arrested Development – if the cast wants to do it, anyway.

Arrested is unique, because that’s really up to the talent. If the talent were willing to do more, and interested in that, I’m sure we would be willing,” Hastings said earlier this morning.

The quote came only a few days after Netflix unveiled the much-anticipated return of Arrested Development, which Hastings claims has already done gangbusters for the company. (“It’s been huge, just as we had hoped,” he said.)

Still, despite the alleged success (Netflix is holding off on releasing any official numbers, saying it’s not a ratings-driven network), a potential fifth season seems pretty unlikely at this point, if unwanted; reviews for season 4 were mixed at best, and many die-hard fans of the show seemed to think Netflix had made a huge mistake by bringing it back in the first place.

But hey, if Law and Order: SVU can make it to season 15, isn’t anything possible?