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Fourteen new episodes of the comedy axed by Fox will be shown on Netflix in May and are intended as a prelude to an Arrested Development film

The good news: after huge amounts of speculation, the date for Arrested Development's new season premiere has been confirmed. The better news: it's only a few short months away, as the fourth series begins on Netflix in both the Us and UK in May.

The stars of the comedy – axed by Fox in 2006 after three seasons and resurrected by Netflix, much to fans' joy – appeared before the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday. The Netflix content chief, Ted Sarandos, didn't give an exact day (rumoured to be 4 May) but did spill the beans on the number of episodes to be released: 14 of them.

They will be released all in one block and run at around 30 minutes each – providing almost a »

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