Netflix kicked off the Summer TV Critics Association yesterday with a bounty of good news for “Arrested Development,” “BoJack Horseman” and Marvel fans, and some not-so-good news for “Lilyhammer” fans.
Marvel will release a new Netflix series every six months. Marvel and Netflix are teaming to roll out five separate superhero shows. The first, “Daredevil,” already premiered in April to strong reviews. Krysten Ritter, previously confirmed, will headline “AKA Jessica Jones” as the titular superhero turned detective in 2015, making this the first female-led Marvel project in the pack. Netflix also has slated treatments of “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.” Eventually, all four will join forces in a series of “The Defenders.”
Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos has hopes for a fifth season of “Arrested Development.” “It’s a very long, complex deal to make for these guys, because the talent is very busy in working on other shows,” he said. “But it is our intent to have a new season of ‘Arrested Development,’ and all the negotiations are underway.” Netflix scored a hit back in 2014 when it developed and aired a fourth season of the quirky series seven years after the third season ended.
Animated tragicomedy “BoJack Horseman” will get a third season. Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s acidly funny showbiz satire, voiced by Will Arnett as an anthropomorphic horse/beleaguered former sitcom star, just returned to Netflix, and already a third season has been planned for 2016.
It’s curtains for “Lilyhammer,” but Netflix has a rash of new shows planned. Though Netflix has cancelled Steven Van Zandt’s gangster drama, there’s more on the horizon: “With Bob and David” reunites David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, there’s Aziz Ansari vehicle “Master of None” and a new season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which starts filming next month. Sarandos, meanwhile says there is plenty of opportunity for the Olsen twins to jump into that “Fuller House” boot-up.
Meanwhile, though Amazon will not make its TCA appearance until next Monday, August 3, the company has unveiled new plans ahead of schedule. On Friday, August 7, anyone can stream two new pilots: Jean-Pierre Jeunet-directed “Casanova,” starring Diego Luna as the 18th century playboy as he flees to Paris, and exec producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore’s “Sneaky Pete,” a pilot rejected by CBS, starring Giovanni Ribisi as a con man opposite Margot Martindale. Per Amazon’s crowdsourcing development procedure, viewers will be asked for feedback, which will determine where these series go from here.