Arrested Development's return date set

The cast of Arrested Development. Photo/file
The cast of Arrested Development. Photo/file

Arrested Development, starring Portia de Rossi and Jason Bateman, will be reborn on Netflix in the US on May 26.

The subscription service announced the premiere date on Thursday, saying that all 15 episodes of the comedy series will be posted at the same time. The Mitchell Hurwitz sitcom was cancelled by Fox in 2006 after three seasons.

Arrested Development is the most eagerly anticipated original series from Netflix following the political thriller House of Cards, which debuted in February.

In a statement, Netflix chief executive Ted Sarandos says the return of the cultishly beloved Arrested Development is "sure to make history all over again".

In response, Hurwitz joked that Sarandos is "going to be immensely disappointed".

- AP

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