Everyone resist the urge to make a Yoda joke.
The sixth and final season ofStar Wars: The Clone Warsis coming to Netflix. According to Reuters, thirteen episodes will be made available on the online streaming service on March 7, along with the five previous seasons, which originally aired on Cartoon Network. This is the first time any Star Wars content has made its way onto Netflix and the Emmy Award winning series is sure to generate great traffic for the website.
Also, kudos to whoever is running the Netflix Twitter account:
The animated series is set in George Lucas’ familiar fictional universe and the events of the Clone Wars unfold parallel to Episode II and III. The original episodes aired between 2003 and 2008 and won three Emmy awards during their run. The final season will see the Force combat a rift within itself and deal with the growing menace of Sith Lords and apprentices in the galaxy. The new season will also be accompanied by a feature film by the same name – obviously, Lucasfilm doesn’t do anything halfway. On that note, the Clone Wars “package” will also include previously unaired director’s cuts of episodes. Essentially it’s a Star Wars fan’s dream come true.
The new season is also perfectly timed to build up the hype for Episode VII – the first of a brand new trilogy, produced by Disney and Lucasfilm. In case you’ve been offline since mid-2013, here’s a reminder – Episode VII, directed by J. J. Abrams, will be released in December 2015. Abrams recently announced that the script was finished and casting is currently underway.
Meanwhile, J. J. Abrams and Co. are about to go into production of Episode VII.