Arrested Development Image: 20th Television/Disney

One of the biggest Netflix Original outings yet will take place in March 2023. All five seasons of the comedy series. arrested development It will leave Netflix globally in March 2023.

Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, arrested development follows the dysfunctional and bizarre Bluth family picking up the pieces after patriarch George Bluth Sr. (played by the now-disgraced Jeffery Tambor) is sent to prison.

The cast includes Jason Bateman (ozark), Michael Cera, Will Arnett (Murder), Tony Hale, the late Jessica Walter, Portia De Ross and David Cross. Additionally, legendary actor and director Ron Howard serves as executive producer and all-knowing narrator.

arrested development it has been the cornerstone of Netflix original programming for eight years. The series originally aired for three seasons on Fox until it was canceled in 2006. Netflix revived the show in 2011 as a «Netflix Original,» and the maligned fourth season finally premiered in May 2013. At the same time, they acquired no – exclusive rights to the first three seasons.

Now, the time has come to mourn the loss of one of Netflix’s first originals because Netflix just notified subscribers that arrested development leaves on March 15, 2023. That means your last day watching Arrested Development on Netflix is ​​March 14.

arrested development leaving netflix in march 2023

Removal Date at Arrested Development

That outing includes all 3 Fox Original seasons, which are also available to stream on Hulu, and both original seasons made for Netflix. The most likely scenario is that Hulu will add seasons 4 and 5, and Disney+ will add them internationally under its Star brand. Many countries already have the first three seasons.

As we’ve seen with other originals, there’s a chance Netflix might get a renewal. Still, given the Netflix series’ release in other regions, including Netflix Australia in 2021, the likelihood of that seems slim.

Netflix seasons

When Netflix first released the 15-episode fourth season, it was panned by critics and fans alike.

Due to the experimental format they used to accommodate the actors’ busy schedules, the characters are divided into stories with very little overlap. Each episode focused on one of the Bluth family members during the same time period, with events sometimes occurring without proper context. After the controversial response, Netflix and 20th TV moved the initial cuts to the «Trailers & More» section of the front page and replaced the episodes in 2018 with 22 episodes that spliced ​​multiple episodes together, cut out other parts entirely, and featured things on the front page. reality. chronological order. this new Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences it received better reviews, but still fell short of the popularity of the first three seasons.

The re-edited episodes resulted in problems with the Actors Requesting Additional Compensation for what they considered additional work. Some of the re-edit used alternate takes or footage that had not been present in the initial 15-episode version. 20th Television wanted to sell the series in global distribution after the Netflix window ended. Whether they will continue to do that now that Disney owns 20th Century Fox remains to be seen.

In May 2018, after years of juggling many actors’ schedules, an 8-episode two-part fifth season was released. This time, all the actors were present for the episodes and the storylines became more intertwined, but the show still brought back the magic of the first three seasons. The final batch arrived on March 15, 2019, and that started the countdown to the end of the Netflix window, which now expires four years later.

With this removal, the 20th Century Fox/20th Television library on Netflix continues to evaporate. In April, we look forward to the 20th 7-season TV classic, new girlto head to the exit in a similar way.

You can see all of Netflix’s March 2023 removals in our extensive US list here, and keep an eye on our release section soon for a full list of March 2023 removals as we get them. Also, we’re tracking the removal of remaining Disney content on Netflix here and all Netflix Original removals.