When Lucasfilm was sold to Disney, a number of the studio’s properties not falling under the “Star Wars feature films” banner were put into jeopardy. One such project was the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which Disney opted to halt in order to focus on the movies. The show has been a part of Cartoon Network’s lineup since its debut in 2008, but when it was cancelled, production was already underway on a sixth season. Though producers promised that the season six episodes, dubbed “The Lost Missions”, would be made available at some point, fans were still facing an air of uncertainty with regards to the final installments. Alas, Netflix announced today that it has acquired the steaming rights to the entire series, including the never-before-seen sixth season.
Hit the jump for more, including when you’ll be able to see the new episodes.
Per CNN, all episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars—including the 13-episode season six—will be made available to stream on Netflix in the United States and Canada on March 7th, which should bring some much-welcomed closure to fans of the show. The 3D animated series takes place within the Star Wars universe during the three-year time period between Episode II and Episode III, featuring many canon characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Master Yoda.
The Clone Wars isn’t the only casualty of Lucasfilm’s sale to Disney, as the purchase also brought about the end of the video game division LucasArts and the highly anticipated video game Star Wars 1313, which now seems unlikely to ever see the light of day. While Disney is clearly focused on making big feature film sequels, one imagines they’ll start to expand the Star Wars universe into other arenas—namely television—sometime in the future, much in the same way they’ve handled Pixar and Marvel. For now, Clone Wars fans can rest easy that they’ll at least get some closure to the series.