Netflix have today announced that the long awaited new season of ‘Arrested Development’ will hit their streaming platform exclusively in early 2013 in the UK and Ireland. Commissioned by the video streaming service themselves (who already offer seasons one to three of the show), the cult comedy follows the once wealthy Bluth family as they look to rebuild their property empire.
“Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and we are incredibly excited to bring it back for British and Irish fans,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer.
“As today’s announcement with Twentieth Century Fox clearly shows, we’re continuing to add all kinds of great content for our UK and Ireland to enjoy when and how they want it.”
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Netflix by bringing the groundbreaking new season of Arrested Development to fans in the UK. This deal continues to build on prior deals by providing Netflix UK with more of our iconic shows and exposing our content to an even broader audience.” added Gina Brogi, EVP of Worldwide Pay Television and Subscription Video on Demand for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
More Twentieth Century Fox content is coming to Netflix too. Shows like ‘Modern Family’, ‘The League’, ‘Lie to Me’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘The Killing’ will all soon be able to stream through the service.
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