Community creator Dan Harmon did an interview with Rolling Stone out today, and in it, he mentioned that he and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz are working on a mysterious new project together.
Here’s what Harmon said, although he deliberately didn’t give a lot of details:
I’ve begged him to come to the writers’ room on Community, but he has wisely declined. I don’t think he’d be able to stand being on someone else’s thing. He and I have talked about doing a project together, so that every time I see him, I’m like, “We weren’t just drunk, we’re really gonna do that?” And he’s like, “Yeah.” … I don’t want to talk about it… Okay, it would embrace the emerging mediascape, and use us both in a way that we weren’t compromising each other, but are still collaborating, and giving the audience a lot to digest. That’s all I’ll say … I could lay it out in one sentence, but then it’ll be on the Internet and I’m worried that that’ll somehow ruin it. Right now it’s the genie in the bottle, and I don’t want it to come out and go away.
So, there you have it, the creator of Arrested Development and the creator of Community have been talking about collaborating on a specific project, and all we know about it is that “it would embrace the emerging mediascape” and “give the audience a lot to digest.” The showrunners recently guest starred on eachother’s shows, with Harmon playing a clerk at George Sr.’s desert retreat in the Netflix season of Arrested Development and Hurwitz guest starring in the most recent episode of Community as a party animal named Koogler. Hurwitz also recently appeared on Harmon’s podcast Harmontown.