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    Comedy Issue
    Mitchell Hurwitz Headshot - P 2013
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    Mitchell Hurwitz
    Reunion Organizer

    On May 26, exactly 2,662 days after Fox aired the finale of Hurwitz's Arrested Development, Netflix will simultaneously unload 15 new episodes of the revived series. For its 49-year-old creator, Hurwitz, the long-gestating labor of love demanded a flexible schedule, exhausting postproduction and a fresh approach to storytelling.

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    Explains star Will Arnett: "The idea of doing something more with Arrested Development has existed since the day they tore down our set, which was about five minutes after we wrapped -- the first AD yelled, 'Cut!,' and the wrecking ball was already on the downswing. It was virtually impossible at certain points to pull this off, and I'm not just saying this because he's my friend, but there's no better person for the task than Mitch Hurwitz. He has a problem-solver's brain. And make no mistake, it was an incredible pain in the ass for Mitch. I don't know what's coming next, but what's exciting is that these episodes -- in allowing us and Mitch to tell the story in a different way -- open up the realm of possibility even wider, whether that's a movie, more episodes, a theme park, an app or, you know, a touring stage show."

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