Netflix made the long-awaited announcement today that Season 4 of Arrested Development will debut in its entirety on Saturday, May 26, which is over Memorial Day weekend. The streaming service has also debuted a new poster for these highly-anticipated new episodes that bring back the Bluth clan, seven years after the show was unceremoniously canceled by Fox. Check out the poster, which features a mysterious shipping container, then read the official press release for all the details.
Netflix will premiere its highly-anticipated fourth season of Arrested Development on Sunday, May 26, 2013. All 15 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning comedy from series creator/executive producer Mitchell Hurwitz will be available for members to watch instantly at launch.
Arrested Development will be available to all Netflix members instantly at 12:01 AM PDT in territories where Netflix is available - U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics.
Here's what Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos had to say in a statement.
"Arrested Development is now widely viewed as one of the top TV comedies of all time and Mitchell 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. The highly anticipated return of this show is sure to make history all over again."
Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz reacted to Ted Sarandos' statement with one of his own.
"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."
Arrested Development centers around Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael (Michael Cera), his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), and Lindsay's husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat).
Mitchell Hurwitz, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, James Vallely and Troy Miller are executive producers on Arrested Development, and it is produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix.