The creator of the popular comedy series Arrested Development has agreed to create and produce a new original show for streaming service Netflix.
Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Mitch Hurwitz will also serve as a non-writing executive producer for several other projects and advise the company on comedy series development, Deadline reports.
Hurwitz began his relationship with Internet-based television service when he produced and co-directed a fourth season of his Emmy-winning show Arrested Development. The show’s prior seasons ran on Fox between 2003-2006 and won six Emmys. It’s fourth season, which was released last year on Netflix, earned three Emmy nominations.
Hurwitz said working with Netflix was “the best professional experience of my life … It is incredibly inspiring to get to produce for Netflix, a company that not only doesn’t resist change but is leaps and bounds ahead of everyone in forging it.”
Netflix released its first original series in 2012 and started competing head-to-head with traditional TV networks in 2013 with its Emmy-winning original show House of Cards.