But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!
We can't believe it, but it's finally happening!
Netflix has officially bought the rights to air the new season of Arrested Development, which will be 9-10 episodes that bridge that gap between the original series and the upcoming film, and they will debut exclusively to subscribers in early 2013!
Apparently, it came down to a bidding war between them and Showtime, but the cable network couldn't cut it! Each episode will apparently focus exclusively on one of the members of the Bluth clan, and although there are no deals in place for the actors, all have expressed interest in reprising their roles!
ImagineTV's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard explain:
"Everyone, ourselves included, seems to feel like the Bluths left the party a bit too soon. 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.”
AMEN to that!
We literally CANNOT contain our excitement!
How about U?? Are U excited for the glorious return of Arrested Development?!