The video streaming service Netflix announced this weekend that it will revive the critically acclaimed Fox TV show “Arrested Development” in a lead-up to a feature film based on the series.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a press release: “Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and its return through Netflix is a perfect example of how we are working closely with studios and networks to provide consumers with entertainment they love."
“It’s also a perfect example of how broad and successful our relationship has become with Fox as we work together with their film, television, international and digital divisions on several exciting initiatives."
Despite winning six Emmy awards and one Golden Globe, 'Arrested Development' was canceled in 2006, after just 53 episodes spanning three seasons.
Series creators said in Oct. that the show would return for a fourth season, but left it unclear where it might air. “After a long hiatus, I’m dying to finally get back to the narrator’s microphone,” narrator and executive producer Ron Howard said. “‘It’s Arrested…Development.’”
The show, produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine Television, is expected to return sometime in 2013.