Netflix interested in more “Arrested Development” episodes

Fans rated the show highly, despite poor reviews from critics

Topics: Netflix, Arrested Development, Television, Comedy, ratings,

Although the new season opened to less-than-favorable reviews and caused a dip in Netflix’s stock, the online streaming company would be willing to make more episodes of “Arrested Development,” said CEO Reed Hastings.

In an interview with CNBC Hastings said, “Arrested is unique, because [whether or not it comes back is] really up to the talent. If the talent were willing to do more, and interested in that, I’m sure we would be willing.”

While the show’s new season was not a hit with critics, however, fans seem to like it: Eighty-five percent of the viewers who rated the new season of “Arrested Development” gave it a four or five star rating, according to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

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He told the The Wrap: “Social buzz is off the charts. Every negative review of the show is accompanied by 50 to 100 slams to the critic in the comments section. There’s no question that the fans love the show.”

Prachi Gupta
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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