Last year, a large number of Disney-owned shows and films, including Marvel shows like”Daredevil” and FX shows like “American Crime Story”, were removed from Netflix around the world and added to Disney’s own streaming services, including Disney+ and Hulu.

However, not every Disney-owned show was removed from Netflix, with extremely popular shows like “New Girl”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Arrested Development” have remained on the platform.  One reason for this, is that shows like “New Girl” and “Arrested Development” only had a limited amount of time left under their existing contracts, so buying out the contracts, probably wasn’t financially worth it, since Disney would eventually get the shows back into their control.

Today, Netflix subscribers have now been given advance warning that “Arrested Development” will be leaving the streaming service around the world on 14th March 2023, which opens the show up for them to be released on Disney’s streaming services around the world.

“Arrested Development” centres around Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael (Michael Cera), his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), and Lindsay’s husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat).

Originally, the first three seasons of the show were released on FOX, before being cancelled.  A few years later, Netflix picked up the show for two more seasons, but Imagine TV and 20th Century Television produced the show, with Disney now having the distribution rights to the show, which is why the first three seasons are already available to stream on Hulu in the United States, so it’s likely the other seasons will also join them.  The show is also available on Disney+ in some countries like Australia, so it’s also likely all five seasons of the show will also be made available to Disney+ subscribers in Canada and the UK pretty soon.

Over the years, “Arrested Development” has garnered accolades from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy(R)), AFI, the Golden Globes, Producer’s Guild Awards, Screen Actor’s Guild, the Television Critics Association and the Writer’s Guild, among others.

While all five seasons are leaving Netflix globally in the middle of March, they might not be available to be added to Disney’s own streaming services straight away. As we’ve seen with the previous Netflix removals, sometimes there can be a short delay.

Are you going to rewatch “Arrested Development” before it leaves Netflix?  Let us know on social media!



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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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