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One of the biggest Netflix Original outings yet was scheduled for March 2023. According to a new report from Vulture, arrested development five seasons were due to depart in mid-March 2023, but will remain in service. Here’s what you need to know.

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 initially aired for three seasons on Fox before 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.

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Due to the experimental format used to accommodate the actors’ busy schedules; characters are divided into stories with minimal 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 shots or footage, not 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. All the actors were present for the episodes this time, 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.

Is arrested development Are you still leaving Netflix?

In February 2023, we learned that we would soon be mourning the loss of one of Netflix’s first originals because Netflix notified everyone in February that arrested development leaves on March 15, 2023. That means it will be your last day seeing arrested development on Netflix was March 14.

This news was widely reported by other outlets such as TVLineFor example.

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Removal Date at Arrested Development

This removal date was then pushed back a week, with the actual removal now scheduled for March 25, 2023, with the last day to watch being March 24.

It is not known why the removal was delayed, but it could be signs that they are trying to work out a deal behind the scenes. We have seen this happen with lilyhammer and Medici, For example.

Arrested Development Removal Date Delayed

New takedown date at Arrested Development: March 25

That removal date has since no longer shown on Netflix for the title, and the companion message now reads, «Watch all seasons now.»

According to a report from Josef Adalian in Vulturethe show will remain on Netflix for the foreseeable future, though exact details are unknown.

The report indicates that Disney and Netflix reached a new agreement that would keep all arrested development on Netflix for the foreseeable (international arrangements unclear at this time, more to come on this front).

Furthermore, their report adds:

“…the new deal calls for Hulu to relinquish the streaming rights to the first three seasons of Arrested by the end of this year, allowing Netflix to become the exclusive streaming home for all things Bluth.”

We will have more details on the duration of this new arrangement and more on the international details as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, you can check out 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 they come out. let’s get. Also, we’re tracking the removal of remaining Disney content on Netflix here and all Netflix Original removals.

This report contains additional writing by Kasey Moore.