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Before news of a fourth season of “Arrested Development” came out, there was the fervent anticipation of an ensemble film. Now that the new season is almost upon us, the film still remains the more talked-about prize. Creator Mitch Hurwitz, Jeffrey Tambor and Will Arnett came to SXSW over the weekend to discuss the film and, most importantly, to explain the circumstances surrounding the future of the show. "There's a reason this kind of thing doesn't happen more often," Hurwitz explained of his show's return. "Shows don't reunite because television doesn't work that way. There's no profit model and people go off to do other work." The combined problems were likely the ones Netflix CEO Reed Hastings pointed to when he called the fourth season "non-repeatable" and a "one-off," but Hurwitz is optimistic -- somewhat in agreement -- with that outlook. "Here's what we have: we have the whole story. »

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