Arrested Growth isn’t leaving Netflix anymore. The streamer announced on Twitter that the present will stay on the platform after licensing points practically resulted in its removing.
Whereas Netflix initially deliberate on taking down all 5 seasons of the present on March fifteenth, together with the 2 produced by Netflix, that by no means occurred. That’s as a result of Netflix reached a take care of the Disney-owned twentieth Century Studios, which nonetheless holds the rights to the sequence after it initially premiered on Fox in 2003, based on a report from Vulture.
Below the phrases of the brand new deal, Vulture studies Netflix will acquire unique streaming rights to the sequence, and that the present’s first three seasons will ultimately go away Hulu later this yr (sorry, Hulu subscribers). The deal will reportedly let Disney promote the linear TV rights to all 5 seasons as effectively, that means the present may wind up on a tv community, whether or not it belongs to Disney or not.
Arrested Growth, which stars Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, the late Jessica Walter, and plenty of different stars, has lengthy remained a staple on Netflix. (It was definitely one of many very first sequence I watched once I first subscribed to Netflix practically a decade in the past now.) To not point out that the present can be one in every of Netflix’s very first authentic sequence. After the streamer picked up Arrested Growth following its cancellation on Fox in 2006, Netflix revived it for 2 (considerably disappointing) seasons, with one debuting in 2013, and one other touchdown on the platform in two separate elements in 2018 and 2019.