Arrested Growth isn’t leaving Netflix anymore. The streamer introduced on Twitter that the present will stay on the platform after licensing points almost 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 cope with the Disney-owned twentieth Century Studios, which nonetheless holds the rights to the sequence after it initially premiered on Fox in 2003, in accordance with a report from Vulture.
Beneath the phrases of the brand new deal, Vulture experiences 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 nicely, which means the present might 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 after I first subscribed to Netflix almost a decade in the past now.) To not point out that the present can also be one in every of Netflix’s very first unique 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 components in 2018 and 2019.