After posting a story a little while ago about the National Hockey League cancelling more games, it feels good to bring some good news to Canada: 'Arrested Development' is coming - provided you have Netflix Canada, of course.
“With the excitement surrounding the return of Arrested Development, we are thrilled to premiere the new season of the show in Canada at the same time as we launch it in the U.S.,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, in a statement today.
This is a change from what was originally announced, as Netflix originally said the series would air exclusively on its U.S. streaming service. The first three seasons of the series are now available on Netflix Canada, so Canadians can catch up to the series when the new episodes hit Netflix.
'Arrested Development' ended after its third season concluded in 2006, only to have new life breathed into its tiny lungs by Netflix earlier this year.
Canadians are winning the Netflix battle. In addition to us Americans losing our exclusiveness on 'Arrested Development,' Canada also gets "The Hunger Games" on December 31 on Netflix, which is before Americans get their copy. What the heck, Netflix? If I cared at all about "The Hunger Games," I would be furious (not really).