Hello, Arrested Development fans. Today we're learning the official release date for the 4th season, which will premiere on Netflix.
Set your calendars for May 26th at 12:01 am PT. That's when you'll be able to start streaming all 15 (yes, 15) new episodes of the show in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Brazil, and Scandinavia.
"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.
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 4, 2013
"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."
History, indeed. I'm sure that there are plenty of Arrested Development fans out there that still can't believe that it's actually coming back with new episodes. There's a lot of hype, so hopefully it doesn't disappoint. Plus, this season (4) on Netflix may be all you get. A couple of months ago, we heard that Netflix is not planning on producing additional seasons of Arrested Development. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that it be a "one-off, non-repeatable" event.
Still, we have 15 (hopefully) glorious episodes to look forward to. Get excited, AD fans.