|Posted on May 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM|
All ten episodes of the highly-anticipated season four of television show Arrested Development being backed as original programming by Netflix will be made available to Netflix subscribers en masse in 2013 (date yet to be announced), for those of you who like to hole up over an entire weekend and stream episode after episode (you know who you are ).
The cult classic is known for developing elaborate albeit subtle jokes (and the ridiculous characters associated with them) rather slowly, and it's important to catch all the episodes to understand the tongue in cheek content. While the humor is brilliant, it was difficult for viewers to understand it with only a weekly broadcast, particularly if you miss an episode here or there. Netflix has resurrected and increased the shows popularity, and has added a major following because of the afore-mentioned TV fest that viewers can enjoy, and watch over again, in order to truly appeciate the show's humor.
Another Netflix original programming possibility is cancelled show Jericho, which after two seasons - 2006 to 2008 - bit the dust because of low ratings. The plot was built around a small community in Kansas after the United States experienced a series of nuclear attacks. The show developed a very loyal cult following.
Netflix has been getting into the original programming business rather aggressively - a very good move to differentiate it from other streaming providers, as well as entice new subscribers to check out the service, and even entertain the idea of cord trimming or cutting.