What we know about the controversial new series of Arrested Development’s season 21, ‘Saving Private Ryan’

With its signature characters, quirky plotlines and dark humour, the series has proved a ratings hit and, to date, the latest season has grossed $8.2m in its first week.

But for some fans, it seems that the show is being unfairly treated in its third season.

Here are the biggest takeaways from Arrested Devastation’s third season, which has been dubbed ‘Saved Private Ryan’.

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The plotline was always going to be darker than Arrested’s previous one 2.

‘Saves Private Ryan’, as the title suggests, is a darker version of the second season.

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The show’s original cast members are still involved, albeit somewhat in minor roles 4.

The cast also includes returning characters such as Zach Galifianakis, Robert De Niro and Billy Bob Thornton.

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The new characters will feature prominently in the show’s third, more adult installment.

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The final season will also be set in the fictional New York City, but the show has not yet revealed any details about its plot.

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Arrested stars Kevin James, James Franco, Ed Helms, Ed Skrein, Amy Sedaris, Adam Scott and Zach Galis have all joined the show, with new cast members and executive producers David Guarascio and David Shore joining in the new season.

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Arrests creator Mitch Hurwitz, who is producing, is also involved in the reboot.

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Season 21 of Arrests premieres on Tuesday 20 August on Fox.

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The series is currently being filmed in LA, with all episodes shot at The Fox Studios in New York.

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Arresting is produced by Guariscio and Shore, with executive producer Matt Stone, writer/director Tim Heidecker, executive producer Jeff Daniels and executive producer Jamey Sheridan.

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The season is directed by Guerascio, who wrote and executive produces with Heideckers brother Jon, and Shore.

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The third season will feature new musical guest stars, including Kacey Musgraves, Justin Timberlake and Nick Jonas.

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Arrest on Broadway will also return in its entirety, with musical guest star Toni Collette.

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‘We love it when people tell us we’re doing something we weren’t meant to,’ said Heidecovetz.

‘And I’m not going to lie to you, it’s really exciting.’

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Arrest’s first season attracted an impressive $7.8m at the box office.

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The original cast of the series includes Adam Sandler, Kevin Spacey, Billy Bob Thorpe, Tim Robbins, Adam Sandlin, Jim Carrey, Will Arnett and Michael Madsen.

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Arrest has had more than 300 million views on YouTube, and its first season has attracted more than 5.5 million viewers per episode.

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Arrest also stars Ryan Gosling, Ben Affleck, Olivia Munn, Jason Bateman, Jessica Lange, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jesse Eisenberg, Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Jason Mitchell, Jaimie Alexander, Jessica Hynes, Jussie Smollett-Smith, Adrien Brody, Kristen Bell, Olivia Wilde, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Stone, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Paquin, Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Jaimoon Park.

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Arrest stars Will Arnautov, David Oyelowo, Emily Blunt, Sarah Hyland, Zachary Quinto, Michael Cera, Olivia Colman, John Boyega, Cillian Murphy, Jeremy Irons, Will Forte, Jason Ritter, James Earl Jones, Michael B. Jordan, Chris O’Dowd, Taryn Manning, David Cross, Jason Alexander, Anthony Mackie, Jesse Plemons, John Leguizamo, Matt Bomer, Mark Duplass, Jessica Walter, John Krasinski, John Lithgow, Kevin Durand, Ciarán Hinds, Adelle Waldman, and James Earl Grey.