Netflix praised for saving hit series in last-minute decision
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Seemingly breaking tradition, Netflix has saved the hit series Arrested Development in a last-minute decision to keep it on the platform.
Unfortunately, especially in recent months, Netflix has had a habit of cancelling popular shows. Just a few of my personal favourites include Archive 81, 1889 and The Midnight Club, and it seems we’ll never get to see Mindhunter conclude either.
It’s nice to see Netflix keeping popular shows on the streaming platform from time to time. Though they did cancel the live-action Resident Evil series and Cooking with Paris, so it does get some things right, at times.
As reported by Screen Rant, Arrested Development is an American sitcom that ran from 2003 to 2019 and stars Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, and Portia de Rossi. Speaking of quality shows on Netflix starring Jason Bateman, go check out the brilliant Ozark if you haven't done already.
Anyway, let’s get back on track. Arrested Development originally aired on Fox in the US before it was cancelled. It was then picked up by Netflix for seasons four and five, and it quickly became a favourite series with Netflix customers.
“Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned,” reads the Arrested Development synopsis. “But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.”
The last-minute decision by Netflix to keep Arrested Development on the platform will last until at least 2026, which will surely be music to the ears of its fanbase.
It remains to be seen whether Netflix will change its stance on the variety of other fantastic cancelled shows on the platform. That being said, the decision to save Arrested Development might give some subscribers at least a small glimmer of hope. So bring back Archive 81, 1889, The Midnight Club and Mindhunter, you cowards!