Either the executives at Netflix have a short memory, or they really want to work with Teen Wolf (Too). Last year, Jason Bateman went on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and said that the most recent season of Arrested Development was “underwhelming for the audience,” because the episodes were meant to be seen as the first of three acts, but “Netflix called it ‘season four,’ which was a little disingenuous because it implied that the show was coming back.”
Also, it wasn’t very good.
Season four, or whatever you want to call it, wasn’t as awful as The X-Files‘ miniseries, but it was a step down from the first three seasons. Netflix must have brushed off Bateman’s comments as sticks and stones, etc., because he’s set to direct and star in the streaming service’s “dark” drama, Ozark.
Bateman is taking a dramatic turn with Ozark, created by Bill Dubuque (The Judge), which take place in the dark and dangerous world of drug-money laundering. The series takes its name from the location where it is set, The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
Netflix: it’s where Arrested Development stars go when they don’t want to make another season of Arrested Development (which is maybe, potentially, probably not happening before the 2016 presidential election).