Arrested Development's new season to hit Netflix
Arrested Development has proven groundbreaking on many fronts. Though heralded by critics and a small but fervent group of fans, Mitch Hurwitz's cutting edge comedy was cancelled in 2006. Gone but not forgotten, the series found a new life streaming on the Internet, where rumors of a fourth season or a movie long toyed with emotions of the show's ever-growing fan base. Then, in an unprecedented move, Netflix announced plans to release a 10-episode season four that could lead up to an Arrested Development movie.
Anticipating the return of the Bluths has been like some sort of dizzying dream full of magic illusions, kissing cousins, and mouth-watering cornballs! What more could we want? Turns out, Netflix knows, and is ready to give it up: all 10 episodes released all at once. Prepare the frozen bananas and "giant juice box", and make your own marathon.
This inspired and unconventional release model was unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, where Hurwitz also teased the idea of expanding the Bluth's saga beyond season four, possibly to a season five or six, and suggesting, "We'd also like to use the technology to provide additional material, where you might be able to access another part of the story."
Whatever you say, Mitch. Just give us more.
Arrested Development Season 4 is scheduled to shoot this summer and should hit Netflix in 2013.
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