Arrested Development leaving Netflix next month

The cult comedy will be in arrested development when it leaves Netflix next month, with no definite plan for its streaming future.

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Now, the story of a wealthy man who lost everything and was removed from the biggest streaming service. The Bluth family will be packing their bags again next month, as Arrested Development will leave Netflix on March 15th. And that’s why you always leave a note!

When Arrested Development leaves Netflix, it won’t just be the first three seasons but also the fourth and fifth produced by Netflix. Arrested Development aired on Fox for three seasons from 2003-2006, gaining a massive cult following. Arrested Development had such a loyal fanbase that Netflix resurrected it for a fourth season in 2013 and later a fifth and final two-part season in 2018-2019. This will mark one of the first times Netflix has completely removed one of their (sorta-kinda) original shows.

Netflix put a foreclosure sign on Arrested Development’s lawn due to licensing issues. As for the future of the Bluth family, it’s still not quite known just what will come of them as far as their next streaming home. According to Forbes, “It’s unclear what happens to the show when (and if) it is removed from Netflix on March 14th. Licensing issues between 20th Century (now owned by Disney) and Netflix could put its future in an awkward position. The first three seasons are currently also streaming on Hulu, another Disney-owned streaming service.” Despite the “awkward position, ” one may assume Arrested Development could jump over to the House of Mouse’s Disney+ service instead, where it’s already available in other regions.

The reason the “if” comes up regarding Arrested Development leaving Netflix goes back to Lilyhammer, Netflix’s first original show. That series was announced for removal but eventually reversed when a licensing renewal allowed it to remain on the streaming service.

And while fans may not know the precise future of Arrested Development after it leaves Netflix, you have to remember: there’s always money in the banana stand.

What are your thoughts on Arrested Development leaving Netflix? What are your favorite moments on the show? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Forbes

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