From 2003 to 2006, Fox’s original comedy Arrested Development delighted viewers with its smart writing, loveably offbeat and dysfunctional characters, and sidesplitting hilarity in every episode. Despite receiving critical acclaim and various awards, the show was cancelled after only three seasons due to a lack of ratings and popularity, much to the dismay of its massive cult following.
Die-hard fans of Arrested Development were thrilled when word of the show’s impending revival surfaced in 2011, and after years of hoping for a continuation of the quirky comedy, rumors of a fourth season have been laid to rest by Netflix, set to air brand new episodes this May.
Netflix, an online media streaming company, has confirmed that the new season will be airing soon online, and the comedy is now in full promotional mode, necessary after all, to ensure success a second time around. Viewers of the show will be glad to know they can enjoy one of Bluth’s Original Frozen Bananas in anticipation of new episodes online.
Fans of the acclaimed comedy will recognize this frozen banana stand, modeled after the same one that was the focal point of a first-season episode. Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana stand became an iconic relic of the sitcom, and in true Arrested Development style, its now real-life presence acts as a hilarious and appropriate promotional tool for the new episodes airing soon online. Netlfix is bringing the stand to major cities worldwide to hand out free chocolate-covered frozen bananas, and fans can also expect guest appearances from characters on the show. London was the first location where fans found Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana stand, and Columbus Circle in Manhattan is set to host the stand on May 13th and 14th.
What’s even more exciting than Bluth’s real-life frozen bananas are the fifteen new episodes of Arrested Development scheduled to air on Netflix starting May 26th.