Netflix's banana stand is likely to run out of money, according to a spokesperson for IndieWire. All five seasons of "Arrested Development" — including the two seasons created specifically for Netflix — will depart on March 15th.
Originally broadcast on Fox from 2003 through 2006, but was canceled after its third season, and the entire cast re-united in 2013, with Netflix debuting a fourth season that August the same year as the premiere of "House of Cards." A sixth and final season split into two parts premiered on the streamer in 2018 and 2019.
The Fox seasons of the popular sitcom are currently streaming on Hulu. It's unclear if the revival seasons will be able to migrate to Hulu or another streamer, or if they will be unavailable online (the 2013 fourth season received a physical DVD release from Netflix). The latter of which is owned by Disney, Hulu's largest shareholder, and produces several series that air on the streamer.
"Lillyhammer," a Norwegian crime series licensed to the streamer in 2012 and the first show to be promoted as a "Netflix Original," was nearly left the service last fall due to the lapse of its initial 10-year agreement, before a last-minute agreement was reached to keep it on. Other Netflix competitors have recently taken to removing originals from their libraries as licensing agreements expire.
Jason Bateman played Michael Bluth, the straight-laced son of a rich, dysfunctional family. As the narrator, he is forced to assist Michael's father, George Bluth (Jeffrey Tambor).