‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ final season premieres on Netflix March 7

Feb. 13, 2014 | 6:04 a.m.
"The Clone Wars." (Lucasfilm)

“The Clone Wars.” (Lucasfilm)

The sixth and final season of the “Star Wars” animated series “The Clone Wars” is coming to Netflix.

Subscribers in the U.S. and Canada will be able to watch the final 13 episodes of the popular show, dubbed “The Lost Season,” beginning March 7.

“The Clone Wars” aired on Cartoon Network but was canceled last year to make way for a new series, “Star Wars Rebels,” which will premiere on the Disney Channel in the fall before airing regularly on Disney XD.

In addition to “The Lost Season,” Netflix also will make available the entirety of “The Clone Wars'” first five seasons, including several director’s-cut episodes not previously seen on television, in addition to the “Clone Wars” feature film.

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“’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,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement.

“The Lost Season” follows a rift in the Force caused by Ahsoka Tano’s departure from the Jedi Order and the growing menace of Sith Lords and apprentices throughout the galaxy. In an interview with Hero Complex last fall, executive producer Dave Filoni had teased that the final set of episodes would “really please the diehard ‘Clone Wars’ fans, especially the story arc with Master Yoda.”

“That one is critical to the bigger picture,” Filoni said.

Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm in fall of 2012, has been ramping up publicity efforts for “Star Wars Rebels” in recent weeks, revealing new characters who will be central to the series, which is set 14 years after “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” and four years prior to the events of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.”

The Inquisitor is the new bad guy from the animated series "Star Wars Rebels." (Lucasfilm).

The Inquisitor is the new bad guy from the animated series “Star Wars Rebels.” (Lucasfilm).

The Inquisitor, first unveiled during New York Comic Con last year, will serve as a major new villain tasked by Darth Vader with tracking down the remaining Jedi Knights such as Kanan, who will be voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr. A former Jedi Knight who survived the Emperor’s massacre, Kanan has gone into hiding and no longer uses his lightsaber for fear of being discovered.

A new droid, Chopper, also will be a regular character on the show.

Of the differences between the two series, Filoni said last year: “’Rebels’ will be different from ‘The Clone Wars’ in a couple ways, and one is the decision to stick with one story and one main group of characters. We wanted fans to get to know the new characters and what they are fighting for. Each episode has its own unique story, while still fitting into the much larger picture of what is going on in the ‘Star Wars’ universe. ‘Rebels’ will tell the story of a group of characters, in this way it is more like the original trilogy which followed Han, Luke and Leia, where the prequels showed us the grand scale and political as well as personal.”

Are you happy to see the final episodes of “The Clone Wars”? Looking forward to “Star Wars Rebels”? Let us know in the comments section.

– Gina McIntyre and Patrick Kevin Day

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26 Responses to ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ final season premieres on Netflix March 7

  1. guest says:

    sounds awesome, these are great events to follow up from clone wars. interesting storylines makes it great, like these. I would like to see the star wars team to include Ahsoka Tano, Mace Windu, Darth Maul, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Han Solo and Leia in star wars Rebel series. Darth Maul builds his army
    and battles a few Jedi that remain like Ahoska and Mace Windu and Rebel Alliance. Eventually Luke Skywalker defeats Darth Maul. Ahoska Tano becomes Luke Skywalker's apprentice Jedi Knight who was once Anakin Skywalker's Apprentice and she becomes a Jedi Master under him.

    • Michael says:

      Han can't be in the show since he is too busy with his smuggling and running up the debt to Jabba. Ahsoka can't become Luke's apprentice since Luke still lives on Tatooine tending the harvest with his uncle, aunt, droids and doesn't even know about the force yet. Mace died in Episode 3, so he can't be in the show either. The rest can make an appearance since the time line will permit it, but you need to learn your Star Wars facts a little better. Without knowledge of the force one can never become a Jedi, young ling.

      • mattallensy says:

        Technically he was thrown out a window and got is hand cut off. If they really wanted to bring him back they would find a way. For example, Darth maul. Cut in half and thrown down a very deep hole.

      • Jaxel Pavan says:

        ya mace could show up with one eye, that would be hilarious.

    • Nate says:

      Mace Windu died in Revenge of the Sith.

  2. Mike says:

    annoyed that I have to buy Netflix which I will not actually be doing

  3. guest says:

    It should have went straight to Blu-ray. Hurry up and put it on Blu-ray.

  4. Greg says:

    The way i see it I would love it if Ahsoka Tano became a regular on this show because i think she has the most interesting story to hear. She could go either way since she left the jedi order back in the last season of "starwars the clone wars."

  5. RED says:

    HELLL YESSSS!!!!!!!!!! I WAS JUST ABOUT TO BUY THE WHOLE SERIES ON DVD!!!! NOW I DONT WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  6. jack says:

    Grand Admiral Thrawn, please, at least Prince Xizor…

  7. Brock says:

    Wow, Netflix is only $7 a month, if your to cheap for that then you don't deserve to watch it

  8. Bill says:

    So it won't be on tv and I have to get Netflix. Stupid Disney and Lucas arts said it would air on tv

  9. bitter trekkie says:

    Couldn't be happier to see Netflix getting the final season! People who are annoyed at having to get Netflix, well, that's the future of TV. Rebels may start out on cable, but with the Disney-Netflix alliance, I expect it to be on Netflix streaming more quickly than most shows. That seems to be the case with other cable stations (AMC) that play nice with Netflix, vs say HBO and FX, which do not.

  10. FallenoneX says:

    Are people rally complaining about having to get Netflix? Just sign up for the free trial and cancel after you're done watching the only show you want to watch on the service.

  11. Ray Johnson says:

    I have bought all episodes in iTunes and now season 6 is not available!!! I want to watch it without internet on a trip or in the woods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Ray Johnson says:

    I also have netflix but I want the option to have it in iTunes. I have all 5 seasons why not the last one!!

  13. Thomas Watson says:

    “Star Wars Rebels” in recent weeks, revealing new characters who will be central to the series, which is set 14 years after “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” and four years prior to the events of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.” Hmm….Dumbasses Disney is, for finish the Star Wars The Clone Wars seasons they should have, ended the seasons with not enough left behind evidence for closure for "The Lost Missons" 13 episodes there were, not enough closure there was, but much understanding it the force it gives my fellow Jedi and Sith, helps us understand the future it does, but what will happen between does not, ponder we shall, share thoughts you must, leave thoughts under this post you shall, get back to you when I can I will

    • Jaxel Pavan says:

      Yes, MASTER YODA. I was actually hoping they would finish the season 6 (A.K.A the lost missions) with what happens to Darth Maul since Sidious's last words were " Kill you…No, I have bigger plans for you." thats a quote.

  14. anarchy says:

    I really don't know if I'm ready for a new star wars show, I'm used to this group of characters. I think clone wars should continue and wrap up loose ends.

  15. jedi dolt says:

    I feel like there should be more Ventriss Assage

  16. Ryan says:

    I think they wrap up the clone wars with another season or just more episodes added to season 6 on netflix.

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