The quirky TV comedy Arrested Development is coming back to life thanks to Netflix’s video streaming service. The on-demand streaming media giant is giving the series a second chance.
Arrested Development will be available for instant viewing to all Netflix subscribers in 2013. The show that revolved around the formerly wealthy Bluth family and featured Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, David Cross and Jeffrey Tambor, had a three-season run on Fox from 2003 to 2006. Netflix did not specify if the original cast would be returning or the number of episodes planned.
Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine Television will produce the series. Once a show is cancelled, it hardly ever happens that it’s brought back for the second time.
“‘Arrested’ always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again,” commented Imagine Entertainment co-founders Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.