Netflix has confirmed that Arrested Development fans will be able to catch the fourth season of the Bluth clan adventures exclusively from Netflix on May 26.
The show’s return to small screen has been hotly anticipated for months, since Netflix announced it would be hosting all new episodes of the previously-cancelled Arrested Development sitcom.
Appealing to TV series bingers, the 15 new episodes making up the fourth season of Arrested Development will become available all in one go from 7.01am GMT, as well as in the 26 other countries where Netflix is available.
“Arrested Development is now widely viewed as one of the top TV comedies of all time and Mitch Hurwitz is brining 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.”
“Ted said that? Wow. Well don’t print this obviously, but he’s going to be immensely disappointed,” joked Arrested Development creator and executive producer Mitch Hurwitz. “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.”
Speaking to Metro last month, Arrested Development star Jason Bateman discussed the delineated nature of the new series.
“It’s extremely exciting because of the way the story rolls out – all of the action takes place at the same time so if, say, I’m driving down the street and one of the other characters walks by on the sidewalk you can stop my episode and click into his and follow where he’s going,” explained Bateman. “Everything’s braided and there’s different orders you can watch the episode in which will reveal certain information to you that others might not.”
Arrested Development Season 4 is the latest original content to be offered by Netflix. Its House of Cards original series has already become the site’s most watched programme and will launch on Blu-Ray later this year.
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