Netflix has announced that the 15 episode fourth season of Arrested Development will premiere worldwide on May 26th, 2013, when all episodes will be made immediately available to Netflix subscribers in North America, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordic countries.
Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, Arrested Development centres on Michael Bluth and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael, his father George Bluth Sr., his mother Lucille, his brothers George Oscar Bluth II, Buster Bluth and sister Lindsay Fünke, and Lindsay’s husband Tobias and their daughter Maeby. The series is produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television and stars Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat.
“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.”
“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,” added series creator and executive producer Mitch Hurwitz.