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Netflix Bringing New Season of ‘Arrested Development’ to the U.K., Ireland

28 Jun, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Netflix will make available the future new season of “Arrested Development” in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“Arrested Development,” the cult 20th Century Fox Television series about the eccentric Bluth family, last aired in the United States in 2006.

The new season, which features the original cast led by Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, doesn’t debut until 2013 on Netflix exclusively.

The first three seasons are currently available to stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Netflix said it would be adding to its U.K. and Irish offerings Emmy Award-winning ABC series “Modern Family,” in addition to FX's “The League,” a comedy about fantasy football and everything else in life.

Additional Fox dramas coming to Netflix include complete seasons of “Lie to Me,” the cerebral whodunit starring British actor Tim Roth; “Sons of Anarchy,” a look into the world of California motorcycle clubs; and finally, “The Killing,” the critically acclaimed remake of the Danish noir police drama “Forbrydelsen.”

“’Arrested Development’ is one of the finest American comedies in TV history, and we are incredibly excited to bring it back for British and Irish fans,” said Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos. “Today's announcement with Fox clearly shows we're continuing to add all kinds of great content for our U.K. and Ireland [customers] to enjoy when and how they want it.”

Since launching service in January, Netflix members in the United Kingdom and Ireland have had access to Fox series such as “24,” “Prison Break,” and more recently “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

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