Fans of the long-dormant cult series 'Arrested Development,' your wait is almost over! Netflix has announced that the entire anticipated fourth season--every episode--will begin streaming on Netflix on May 26. Oh, and as an added bonus, the season is comprised of fifteen episodes rather than the nine or ten that were originally ordered.
Circle the date on your calendars... and perhaps call in sick for work the next day! Netflix has had success with launching every episode of a season at the same time before, with their original series 'House of Cards' starring Kevin Spacey (an adaptation of the British series of same name). Allowing subscribers to decide how swiftly they wish to consume each and every episode not only ensures audience interest remains piqued but also serves to underscore what makes Netflix different from every other television service. The streaming on-demand aspect of Netflix is what the provider's audience loves, so Netflix has decided to keep the on-demand aspect intact--even with a brand new season such as 'Arrested Development's fourth.
12:01AM PDT on May 26, all fifteen episodes will become available to watch on the service. This time is the same for every country that presently offers Netflix--U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics. Just in case you've never watched any of the preceding three seasons, Netflix has prepared a little primer before you click:
'Arrested Development' centers around Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael (Michael Cera), his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), and Lindsay’s husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat).
The fourth season (which was filmed seven years after the third) takes place seven years later, with each episode acting as a window into one of the ensemble cast's characters.