In just two more days we’ll be able to see the final season of the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. But…it won’t be on TV!
Disney recently struck a deal with Netflix to host the highly-popular animated series. The Clone Wars was originally on TV, but when Disney purchased LucasFilm over a year ago the show was one of the believed cuts. No longer on television, fans screamed for the show to continue airing. In comes Netflix to the rescue, once more. They’ve been building their library with television series for the past few years, but the addition of many popular kids series is bringing them vast success in a different demographic.
U.S. and Canadian subscribers will be able to watch the FINAL season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars beginning this Friday, March 7, 2014. The series takes place between the second and third episodes of the film franchise. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement, “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 Co. and its subsidiaries.”
Hopefully more partnerships develop with Netflix, and a big thanks goes to video-streaming provider for continuing the incredible animated series!