Leading internet subscription service for movies and TV programs Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, today announced that Netflix will be the exclusive UK and Ireland home to the new season of the Fox cult comedy hit, “Arrested Development” to premiere early 2013. Seasons one through three are currently available to members in the UK and Ireland.
Netflix will also be adding to its UK and Ireland service additional Twentieth Century Fox comedy series including the multiple Emmy Award-winning hit “Modern Family,” and exclusively, “The League,” an ensemble comedy about fantasy football and everything else in life, featuring an outrageously funny young cast from the U.S. and Canada.
More Twentieth Century Fox dramatic series are coming to Netflix as well. They include complete seasons of “Lie to Me,” the cerebral whodunit starring British actor Tim Roth; “Sons of Anarchy,” a cynical but wildly entertaining look into the world of California motorcycle clubs; and finally, “The Killing,” the critically acclaimed remake of the Danish noir police drama “Forbrydelsen.”
Since the service launched in January, Netflix members in the UK and Ireland have been enjoying complete Twentieth Century Fox series such as “24” and “Prison Break” and more recently have been exclusively able to watch “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
“Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and we are incredibly excited to bring it back for British and Irish fans,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. “As today’s announcement with Twentieth Century Fox clearly shows, we’re continuing to add all kinds of great content for our UK and Ireland to enjoy when and how they want it.”
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