At the beginning of this month, Netflix announced that one of the most popular comedy shows in its extensive library, was releasing a brand new season!
Arrested Development became a Netflix original series back in 2013, after the show was cancelled from FOX, the same US network that recently chose to cancel Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Back then, Netflix released a fourth season of the show and now, five years later, they've decided that the Bluth family's story wasn't over yet.
A trailer for the show dropped earlier this month, announcing that the fifth season would be available to stream on May 29, however, that date doesn't apply to us Aussies.
Today, Foxtel has confirmed that they will be airing the fifth season of Arrested Development on The Comedy Channel before it's added to Netflix.
But why?! Why must we Australians have to pay to watch the new season on TV when our own Portia De Rossi will be available for the rest of the world to stream online?
Well, it turns out that back in 2013, before Australian Netflix existed, the rights to Arrested Development were sold to Foxtel for quite a hefty sum and the rights were never transferred to Netflix when the Australian version was introduced.
The new season of Arrested Development will be available to Foxtel subscribers on May 30, a day after the show arrives online, with the first eight episodes airing back-to-back at 5pm (the rest of the season won't be released until later this year).
The series will then air on Mondays at 9pm from June 4.
There's no word on when the Australian Netflix library will have the new season added, however, because Foxtel are airing it in one large block at the end of this month, hopefully we won't have to wait too long to be able to stream it on our commute home.