WASHINGTON – Netflix is luring viewers to its online platform with a reboot of the popular TV series, “Arrested Development”. It seems to be working, as it trended on Twitter on the day of its debut as the hashtags #AD2013 or #arresteddevelopment.
The Associated Press reports that the seven-year comeback shows that Netflix is ready for business, especially after its previous issues with customers over rising prices and shareholder’s worries about the company’s increased fees.
Its $8-a-month internet movie service seems to be boosted by the launch of the hit TV show and is now entering rival territory with premium cable channels like HBO and other broadcast networks.
Netflix has 29.2 million U.S. subscribers while Comcast, one of the leading cable providers, has 21.9 million TV subscribers.