The Bluths won't be back instantly, but they will be in your Instant Queue.
PR Newswire ran a press release confirming what creator Mitchell Hurwitz hinted at last month at the New Yorker Festival "Arrested Development" reunion: the show will be back in the form of a new mini-season of episodes available on Netflix sometime in 2013.
Considering the enormous cult following of the show, which followed "a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together," the internet movie streaming/delivery service could be in for a bonanza of new subscribers. Even though it was not confirmed, it is still assumed that these new episodes will follow Hurwitz's plan for 10-episodes, each focusing on a single character, to serve as a preamble to that "Arrested Development" movie people won't stop pestering Jason Bateman about.
Reps from 20th Century Fox TV said that bringing back cancelled shows "Family Guy" and "Futurama" to much success factored into their decision to help "Arrested" rise from the grave.
Producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer stated, "Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, 'Arrested' always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again."
Howard adds, "After a long hiatus, I'm dying to finally get back to the narrator's microphone... 'It's Arrested… Development.'"