When Disney bought LucasFilm, a number of Star Wars projects were scrapped, including the highly anticipated Star Wars 1313 video game and Dark Horse’s popular comic book spin-off tales. The fate of Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars was also left in doubt, especially after the announcements of Star Wars: Episode VII and Star Wars Rebels.
Well, after they resurrected The Killing for one final season following its cancellation (for a second time) by AMC, online streaming service Netflix have today revealed that they will show the sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on March 7th.
The final 13 episodes promise to reveal some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force leading to a series finale. An intrepid clone trooper discovers a shocking secret, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and what Master Yoda discovers while investigating the disappearance of a Jedi could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy.
The fact that the fan favourite animated series has found a home on Netflix shouldn’t perhaps come as that much of a surprise, especially given the fact that they recently closed a huge deal with Disney to stream four Marvel series’ (Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage) and a subsequent miniseries which will see them come together as The Defenders.
“The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. Are you looking forward to being able to see the series receive a proper finale?
To clarify this is for US and Canada at the moment – hopefully it will make it over to the UK shortly. We’ll let you know when it does.