Netflix has officially set a date for the Bluths’ return.
The popular streaming service announced via press release Thursday that it will debut the much-anticipated fourth season of Arrested Development on Sunday, May 26. AD will launch in the same fashion as fellow Netflix series House of Cards, with all 15 episodes available for members to view right from the get-go, at 12:01 a.m. PT.
“We are doing something very ambitious that can only be done with Netflix as partners and on their platform,” says series creator and co-executive producer, Mitchell Hurwitz, in the release. “Finally my simple wish for the show is coming true: that it be broadcast every second around the clock to every television, computer or mobile device in existence.”
The Emmy Award-winning comedy centres on Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and his eccentric family, which includes his son George Michael (Michael Cera), father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett) and Buster (Tony Hale), sister Lindsay Fünke (Portia de Rossi), her husband Tobias (David Cross), and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat).
The entire main cast from Arrested Development‘s short-lived run on Fox from 2003-2006 are returning for Season 4, along with Hurwitz and co-producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Jim Vallely. With nearly all the original crew intact, expectations for the long-awaited reboot are almost too high. Netflix, however, is confident the series’ return will satisfy fans who have stayed loyal to the series during its lengthy seven-year hiatus.
“The highly anticipated return of this show is sure to make history all over again,” exclaims Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos.
AD‘s previous three seasons are all available on Netflix.