Netflix UK Expands Fox Drama, Comedy Offerings


BEVERLY HILLS: Several additional dramas and comedies from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution are headed to Netflix’s streaming platform in the U.K. and Ireland, including the brand new season of Arrested Development.

The three seasons of the critically acclaimed sitcom produced for the FOX network from 2003 to 2006 are already available on Netflix in the U.K. and Ireland. The new season, commissioned by Netflix in the U.S., heads to the platform in early 2013. Subscribers are also gaining access to Modern Family, and exclusively, The League. On the drama front, Netflix U.K. and Ireland is launching Lie to Me, Sons of Anarchy and The Killing. Netflix U.K. already has 24, Prison Break and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

"Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and we are incredibly excited to bring it back for British and Irish fans," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. "As today’s announcement with Twentieth Century Fox clearly shows, we’re continuing to add all kinds of great content for our U.K. and Ireland to enjoy when and how they want it."

"We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Netflix by bringing the groundbreaking new season of Arrested Development to fans in the U.K.," said Gina Brogi, executive VP of worldwide pay television and subscription VOD for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. This deal continues to build on prior deals by providing Netflix U.K. with more of our iconic shows and exposing our content to an even broader audience."