Saturday, November 19, 2011
NETFLIX BRINGING ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT BACK AS AN EXCLUSIVE SERIES
In a serious content play, Netflix has announced that it is bringing the wildly popular show Arrested Development back exclusively on its platform.
The exclusivity is the key here, as it shows that Netflix is serious about putting its distribution power into promoting original content, rather than just a catalogue of previously aired content and films. Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer said "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."
Cancellation of the show, which first aired in 2003, caused an outcry and became a bit of a touchy subject for Fox. Even after winning an Emmy award, the show aired its last episode on February 10th, 2006. The series has been a popular DVD purchase and streaming option since its cancellation.