Will Arnett made an appearance at the Netflix Keynote Address during the at the 2016 International CES, a trade show of consumer electronics, in Las Vegas, Nev., January 6, 2016. File Photo by Molly Riley/UPI | License Photo
LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Will Arnett claims unknown forces may be at work to keep fan-beloved series Arrested Development from producing a new season on Netflix.
During an interview with The Daily Beast discussing his newest lead role in Flaked, a series following the social and physical recovery of an alcoholic in Venice, Calif., Arnett explained why Arrested's fifth season has been so long delayed.
"I sometimes feel like there are forces out there that are greater than all of us that are working against it happening," Arnett said. "I love doing it and will do whatever I can to be a part of it. And I know that a lot of people feel that way. We were ready to do it and I don't know what happened."
Arrested Development was a popular comedy series originally from Fox which starred Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter. Ten years ago, the show was pulled from the network over low viewer count only to be revived in 2013 by Netflix.
In April of last year, series producer Brian Glazer announced 17 new episodes for the show's fifth season, but they have yet to come to fruition.
During the interview, cast member Arnett said his latest, more relatable roles in series like Bojack Horseman and Flaked, however, have been inspiring him to move away from over-the-top comedy.
Discussing his voice acting for animated Netflix series Bojack, Arnett said the work "felt like I was doing something that I was really connecting to in a real way...I guess I wanted to get away from a lot of the purely comedic, arch, over-the-top characters that a lot of people probably associate me with."
Of his latest project, Flaked, Arnett said he is keen on a story of male friendship that "doesn't center around fantasy football."
"It's not all a bro-fest. Although they do use the word 'bro,'" he said. "I wanted to do something that had a much more realistic tone than anything else that I'd done, that dealt with issues that I had a certain familiarity with. And try to broach them in a real way."