Arrested Development is back with new episodes in 2013, with a deal having been signed with Netflix. Although it had already been revealed that new episodes would be produced in advance of a planned movie, it had previously not been clear where the episodes would emerge.
Details of the new episodes are scant. It’s not known how many episodes there will be, or which cast members will be back. All the cast of the show have previously said that they would like to return. It’s also not clear where the deal leaves the oft-promised movie. With a stable TV deal, the show could end up remaining on the small screen.
Arrested Development originally ran for three seasons before being cancelled. Its DVD afterlife, however, has been so strong that the show has experienced a revival of popularity, to the point where it’s considered financially viable to get the show back on air.