But, now, you can rejoice! "Arrested Development" will be premiering on NetFlix in just a few days and will be continuing the adventures of the Bluth family and, hopefully, additional recurring characters!
"Arrested Development" was one of the infamous "best show you're not watching" sitcoms. For some reason, Fox treated it like crap with minimal advertising and a bad time slot that let it get buried with a bunch of shit. Remember, this was back in the early millennium when Fox aired stuff like "When Animals Attack" and "High Speed Chases." Also, the show was incredibly different than anything else out at the time. Laugh-track sitcoms still dominated. This format had yet to find its place and the show had a progressive storyline that made it hard for new audiences to start watching in the middle of a season when DVD shows or DVR's weren't yet available.
Jason Bateman has addressed the change in format with this fourth season. Apparently, when working on the feature film version of the show, it had become way too long, so the first act of the movie is now this upcoming season of the show and will build up to the movie.
On May 26th, all the episodes will premiere at once on NetFlix. Each episode, apparently, is a recap of what the family has been up to during the hiatus and each character is the focus of their own episode and will take place at the same time as the other episodes featuring the other characters. This seems interesting and may mean that the same family interaction scenes may happen in multiple episodes.
But no more talking, watch the trailer below!