Arrested Development’s fourth season will not be available to Canadian Netflix customers

As previously reported, Netflix is set to revive the cult Fox television series Arrested Development, giving it a streaming-only deal of 10 episodes for 2013. But what of Canada? Do we get the exploits of Michael Bluth and company?

Steve Swasey, vice-president of Corporate Communications at Netflix, said Wednesday that “the return of Arrested Development exclusively on Netflix will be in the U.S. only.”

Cue George Michael’s sad Charlie Brown walk. But for those averse to illegal downloading and lucky enough to reside south of the border, the series is set to debut next year in one big gulp, with the 10 new episodes becoming available on the same day.

Series creator Mitch Hurwitz also confirmed earlier this month that production will begin this summer, with all the original stars, including Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross and Michael Cera, returning.

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