Published May 13, 2013
NEW YORK – A long line of diehard “Arrested Development” fans crowded the streets of midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon for a chance to try one of the famed frozen bananas frequently featured on the show.
The yellow, banana-shaped hut was set up to promote the return of the beloved series, which was cancelled back in 2006. New episodes of the show have now been taped and are set to be released on Netflix on May 26.
A rep for the series said about 2,000 chocolate dipped frozen bananas were being given away Monday to celebrate the show’s upcoming season.
“They started this in London last week, and people were waiting in line for six hours to get bananas,” she said.
The rep added that the stand would “pop up” around New York City through Thursday before heading to Los Angeles to promote the series.
“It’s been crazy. People are really into it.”
“Arrested Development” originally aired on FOX from 2003 to 2006. The show, produced by Ron Howard, follows Michael Bluth (played by Jason Bateman) and his quirky family. The star-studded cast includes Michael Cera, Will Arnett and Portia de Rossi.
Past seasons of the show are currently available on Netflix