While essentially confirming Hastings’ quotes as accurate, a Netflix spokesperson has now said (via
“I think we all knew it was lightning in the bottle that we pulled it all together," said the spokesperson, who also pointed to Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos as another confident party. “If anyone can pull it together, it's going to be Ted. 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.”
As reflected, all hope is not yet lost for more seasons and the film (which currently has no deal in place), but the pressure surrounding the show’s Netflix success clearly just went up about ten notches. The solution is simple, though: pull a “House of Cards,” and show up for “Arrested Development” when all 14 episodes are released on Netflix in May.