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Arrested Development is back!

1 of 1 They're back! (L-R) Actors David Cross, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi
They're back! (L-R) Actors David Cross, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi

After a seven-year break, cult US sitcom Arrested Development is back for a fourth season from today, Sunday May 26.

The show originally ran from 2003 to 2006, on Fox in the US and on BBC Two on this side of the Atlantic, and after years of speculation it has finally returned with its cast complete.

Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale and the rest of the gang reunited for a new run that will take up the story of the dysfunctional (and thankfully fictional) Bluth family.

The season will consist of 15 new episodes, all debuting on Netflix today, May 26. In other words, you can watch as much and as often as you like – once you’re a Netflix subscriber.

You can watch RTÉ TEN's John Byrne's interviews with the stars of Arrested Development by clicking the link on your left above.

As a further taster, here are some brief clips from the new season...

In the first, Maeby (Alia Shawkat) gets a surprise when an ostrich invades the Bluth family home:

The second sees Maeby's mother Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) make some interesting choices when packing her suitcase:

In the third clip, a new security system is installed in the Bluth home - and it's not pleasing Lucille (Jessica Walter):

The fourth and final preview clip features George Sr (Jeffrey Tambor) having an encounter with his son Gob's (Will Arnett) bees:

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