There’s always money in the banana stand, and Netflix seems to know it. It’s no secret that the streaming service has been working to bring the much-loved series “Arrested Development” back to the small screen, and now we’ve finally got some confirmation on when to expect it and exactly how much of Bluth Family we’ll be seeing.
Naturally, the folks at Netflix took to Twitter to dish out the confirmation – “It’s confirmed! #ArrestedDevelopment. 14 Episodes. May. Only on Netflix.” So there you have it. Gob, Michael, George Michael, Buster, Lucille, Tobias and the whole Bluth crew will be back in a few months for our viewing pleasure.
“Arrested Development” had a serious cult following, won several Emmys and a Golden Globe, but less than stellar ratings got it dropped from network TV in 2006. Thankfully, the hilarious series found new life on the web, pushing Netflix to pick up the rights.
There have been rumors of an “Arrested Development” feature film circling for quite some time and these new episodes look to be a sort of introduction to that. According to The Verge, creator Mitchell Hurwitz said the upcoming episodes are a “first act to what we eventually want to do, which is a big movie.”
All of the new episodes will be released at once in May, but an exact date for the show’s digital premiere wasn’t revealed. It appears that episodes will vary in length, each focusing on different characters, with Jason Bateman’s character the only one appearing in every episode.