That’s the date that 15 new episodes of the show will be released simultaneously via Netflix at 12:01 am PT in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Brazil, and the Nordics. You can assume that a lot of people — I might be one of them — will devote the whole day to devouring all the new episodes. And we’ll find out whether, in a figurative sense, there’s still money in the banana stand….
From the press release:
“Arrested Development is now widely viewed as one of the top TV comedies of all time and Mitch Hurwitz is bringing it to Netflix in a brand new way, crafted for the on-demand generation that has come to discover the show in the years since it last appeared on TV,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “The highly anticipated return of this show is sure to make history all over again.”
“Ted said that? Wow. Well don’t print this obviously, but he’s going to be immensely disappointed. In truth we are doing something very ambitious that can only be done with Netflix as partners and on their platform. 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,” said series creator and executive producer Mitch Hurwitz.