We’ve been waiting to find out what might happen to those “lost” episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars, and now it sounds like fans really will get a happy ending.
Netflix has announced a new deal with Disney to stream the entire series, including the mythical sixth season that was in the works when the Mouse House pulled the plug in favor of Star Wars: Rebels. So get ready, Clone Wars fans, because 13 episodes worth of “The Lost Missions” are set to debut on March 7.
Here’s Netflix’s official description for the project:
In these eagerly anticipated episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force are revealed. 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.
It’s easily the best resolution fans could hope for, and it definitely beats the alternative of having these episodes languish on a server somewhere and never see the light of day. It’s also a savvy move by Disney to leverage some buzz out of Clone Wars as they get ready to launch Rebels and the new sequels.
On another note, this is yet another big deal between Disney and Netflix, joining that massive deal for some new Marvel spinoff series. Disney definitely seems to be a fan of the Netflix model, and we're curious to see what else might come out of that partnership in the future.
This will mark the first time the entire run of Clone Wars has been available for streaming on Netflix, and it’ll help keep some Star Wars momentum running in the doldrums of the next few months. Are you glad to hear we’ll finally get to see all those long-lost episodes?