‘Arrested Development’ gets Netflix premiere date, full season ordered

Posted: April 4, 2013 in Television

Arrested Development has always had a bit of a cult following, viewers that got behind the show and stood behind it even when it was cancelled back in 2006 after its third season.  Clamoring has been persistent for revitalization since then and it’s finally coming via Netflix.

The series is coming back on May 26, according to Deadline, and will be getting a full compliment of episodes totaling 15.  All the episodes will be released via the streaming service at the same time (much like the service’s other original series, House of Cards), so there won’t be any weekly waiting.

Originally the show was only going to have 10 episodes but positive reaction to the show on Netflix was so high that the company ordered another five episodes to total 15.

Arrested Development is now widely viewed as one of the top TV comedies of all time and Mitch Hurwitz is bringing it to Netflix in a brand new way, crafted for the on-demand generation that has come to discover the show in the years since it last appeared on TV,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “The highly anticipated return of this show is sure to make history all over again.” Said Hurwitz, “Ted said that?  Wow. Well don’t print this obviously, but he’s going to be immensely disappointed” He then added that “in truth we are doing something very ambitious that can only be done with Netflix as partners and on their platform.  Finally my simple wish for the show is coming true: that it be broadcast every second around the clock to every television, computer or mobile device in existence.”

Arrested Development stars Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, and Alia Shawkat.  Brian Grazer and Ron Howard serve as executive producers.

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