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Ron Howard Teases More ‘Arrested Development': ‘It’s Hopeful’

”Everybody wants to do it, fans want it. So I’d be saddened if we didn’t achieve it,“ director tells ”Good Morning America“

Ron Howard has given fans hope for a new season of “Arrested Development.”

Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of the show, is working with writers now,” Howard said while on “Good Morning America” Friday. “Netflix is behind it, 20th Century Fox is behind it.”

The sentiment echos remarks made by fellow producer Brian Grazer, who said in June that new episodes were coming to Netflix in mid-2016.

But Howard, who is currently promoting his new film “In the Heart of the Sea,” remained a bit more cautious in his wording.

“It’s hopeful,” he said. “What has happened is that the cast has become so freaking in demand and busy. Everyone wants to do it. Fans want it. I would be saddened if we didn’t achieve it.”

“Arrested Development” originally ran for three seasons on Fox from 2003-06. Netflix aired a fourth season in 2013.