Disney has announced that the first three seasons of the popular sitcom “Arrested Development” will be coming to Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand on Friday 19th March.
Meet the suddenly penniless, and equally clueless, Bluth family. Accustomed to their wildly affluent lifestyle, they can’t seem to grasp the fact that the head of the family is now in the slammer for shifty accounting practices — and he’s loving every minute of it. Even worse, since the family assets have been frozen, they may actually have to go out and get jobs! The only one who understands the seriousness of their predicament is Michael, who realizes it’s up to him to guide his eccentric family into this new chapter of their lives: Chapter 11.
The series originally debuted in 2003, and 20th Television created the first three seasons. The show was cancelled by Fox in 2006 due to low ratings, even though the series attracted a cult following and received critical acclaim, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award. It has been named one of the greatest TV shows of all time by publications including Time and Entertainment Weekly.
Netflix revived the series in 2013 and again in 2018, which is why the last two seasons won’t be available on Disney+, since Netflix created those. Due to existing streaming contracts, the first three seasons are available on Netflix in the UK and in Canada, so it might be a while before the show is available on Disney+ in those regions. While in the US, the first three seasons are available on Hulu.
Are you looking forward to seeing “Arrested Development” on Disney+?