Arrested Development, now six years off the air, has gained a worldwide following. Thanks to the three seasons being available on streaming sites such as Netflix, the series has definitely received a global fanbase with many looking forward to the upcoming fourth season that will successfully revive the series. However, it’s time for some bad news, as international customers may discover that they won’t be nearly as lucky.
National Post reports that Steve Swasey, vice-president of Corporate Communications at Netflix, has revealed “the return of Arrested Development exclusively on Netflix will be in the U.S. only.” This means Canada, U.K., and other countries around the world will have to wait for the eventual DVD release to catch the Bluth families latest escapades. Well…that, or they’ll be resorting to a downloading method.
The series is set to go back into production this summer, with creator Mitch Hurtwitz stating that the one-character-per-episode plan they had devised and revealed late last year had changed in some form, though he refrained from saying much more. The fourth season of ten episodes will air premiere on a single day sometime in Spring 2013. A movie is set to follow, but Hurwitz says he’s also considering more seasons ofArrested Development as well.