April 19, 2012
Are you ready for more from the lovable, but dysfunctional Bluth family? You’re in luck. Netflix has announced they will release the entire fourth season of “Arrested Development” “sometime next year,” according to Mashable. Netflix announced in November that it would produce, along with Imagine Entertainment, new episodes of the comedy series, which first aired on Fox Television from 2003-06. At the time, the streaming video service explained that the series would air beginning in the first half of 2013. However, this is the first time we’ve been told which episodes will air. When the Jason Bateman series does debut, all 10 episodes will be available for viewing at the same time. Assuming these episodes prove successful another batch of episodes could arrive in the future. An “Arrested Development” motion picture is also being planned. Each new episode will center on one character, although no further specifics were announced. In addition to Bateman, the series stars Jessica Walter, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, and Will Arnett, among others. This isn’t the first time Netflix has released an entire season of an original series at once. In February, the company introduced their customers to “Lilyhammer,” starring Steven Van Zandt. The series, which revolves around a New York gangster that flees to Norway, was so popular that a second season is now being produced. In addition, Netflix is also working on bringing the first-run “House of Cards,” “Hemlock Grove,” and “Orange Is The New Black,” to the service. Each series is, or will be, available on the universal Netflix app. All of this gives iOS customers access to first-run entertainment without the need of cable and/or satellite TV. For more information on Netflix's move to original programming, check out our article from March 2011.