The Bluth family’s master plan to reclaim the public spotlight has moved several steps forward in recent months, with perhaps the biggest move of them all made over the weekend: new episodes of “Arrested Development” are officially coming to Netflix.
Deadline reports that Netflix has outbid prominent pay cable networks to attain the rights to the upcoming new season of “Arrested Development,” a series of episodes that will reportedly pave the way for a big-screen comeback. The exact number of episodes remains undetermined, and it’s said that specific episodes will be designated to specific characters. (Please, someone get me that Tobias Funke episode ASAP!)
“Everyone, ourselves included, seems to feel like the Bluths left the party a bit too soon,” said “Arrested Development” co-producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard in a statement. “Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, ’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.”
Though no deals have been signed between 20th Century Fox TV and the former “Arrested Development” cast, it’s said that everybody from Jason Bateman to Michael Cera have expressed their interest in the comeback. In other words, stop looking so blue: the Bluths are almost back!
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