BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 4 (UPI) — Netflix says all 15 new episodes of the California-set sitcom “Arrested Development” will be available online May 26.
“‘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,” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, said in a statement Thursday. “The highly anticipated return of this show is sure to make history all over again.”
“Ted said that? Wow. Well don’t print this obviously, but he’s going to be immensely disappointed. 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,” said series creator and executive producer Mitch Hurwitz.
The critically acclaimed but low-rated show about a wealthy dysfunctional family was canceled in 2006 after three seasons but has had a second life on DVD.
Netflix revived the show for a fourth season to stream for its subscribers. Most of the series’ original cast, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat, have returned for the show.