Netflix’s ‘Arrested Development’ revival lands premiere date, 15-episode order

Arrested DevelopmentThere’s some more good news coming out now for those who have been eagerly awaiting the return of “Arrested Development” for some time: we now not only have an official premiere date for the series, but also news that the episode order is going to be a little bit larger than it was first announced.

As Netflix recently did with another one of their landmark original series “House of Cards,” the entire new season of the Michael Cera – Jason Bateman series will be made available for viewing on Sunday, May 26. We’re sure that there are going to be some out there who try to binge-watch this series straight from beginning to end, just as there are probably some other folks out there who will take the adventures of the Bluth family piece by piece. (Personally, we think we’d probably watch around an episode a day until it is done … but we of course say that before we’ve really had an opportunity to dive into the show at all.)

Meanwhile, the overall episode order is now going to be 15, which is one more than Netflix had previously announced for the show earlier this year. This new season is going to be a brilliant opportunity to see where some of these characters are years after the original show was canceled by Fox, and in some ways this could be a perfect experiment to see if other brilliant-but-canceled shows can be brought back and still find an audience. We know that “Veronica Mars” proved itself courtesy of a Kickstarter campaign, and there are certainly enough people talking about this to suggest that it could bring Netflix record viewers.

How excited are you for the return of “Arrested Development”? If you want to read some more about another show that could benefit from the “Veronica Mars” phenomenon, you can do so over at the link here.

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