Starting in early 2013 Netflix subscribers can watch new episodes of Arrested Development via the company’s streaming service.
20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television will, for the first time in five years, produce original first-run episodes of the series specifically for the Internet-subscription service.
“Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and its return through Netflix is a perfect example of how we are working closely with studios and networks to provide consumers with entertainment they love,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement announcing the news Friday.
Each episode of the 9-10 episode mini-season will focus on one family member and what has happened to the character since the show went off the air. These episodes will lead up to an Arrested Development film.
Now Netflix needs to rescue my other favorite comedy, Community.