Netflix announced on Thursday that it has secured an exclusive licensing agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group for Star Wars content, which will see Netflix debuting the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Lost Missions” on March 7th in the U.S. and Canada.
Accompanying the thirteen-episode season will be the director’s cuts of seasons 1 – 5 and the feature film.
According to Netflix, in the final season of The Clone Wars will reveal “some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force.”
“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 company says.
It’s a multi-year agreement, which also makes Netflix the exclusive subscription service for the whole Clone Wars series.
Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said, “Star Wars is one of the most iconic franchises of all time and this series joins a long line of Disney content that Netflix members are and will continue to enjoy for years to come. The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.”
This marks the first time that any Star Wars content has been available on Netflix’s streaming service. It also continues the relationship between Disney and Netflix, which will see several original series based on Marvel characters next year, as well as U.S. exclusivity for first-run, live-action and animated movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and beginning in 2016, Lucasfilm.
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