New episodes of a beloved cult television comedy will be created, courtesy of Netflix, with the streaming-video company striking a deal to revive the Fox series "Arrested Development," reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.
The production is expected to draw the entire cast back, with new episodes to debut in 2013. There’s no word on how many episodes Netflix will order, according to the article.
The show, which aired for just three seasons, won an Emmy Award for best comedy and has drawn new fans since its cancellation five years ago thanks to streaming on Netflix, reruns and other DVD services, the piece points out.
The agreement comes as Netflix is pushing into original content as a way to fight increasing costs for buying shows and films, the story says. The deal was struck with Twentieth Century Fox TV, the studio that originally co-produced the program with Imagine Entertainment for Fox, the piece said.