Star Wars Clone Wars Headed to Netflix

When George Lucas sold his company to Disney, it wasn’t just for three more Star Wars films. There’s plans for a number of spin-off stories, including possible stand alone movies with Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Yoda. 

The animated Clone Wars series was considered one of the better spin-offs of the show, and now it’s being resurrected thanks to Netflix. As Variety reports, the show came to a halt last year after five successful seasons on the Cartoon Network, and the last thirteen episodes, which are being called “The Lost Missions,” will be airing on Netflix starting on March 7. 

There will be director’s cut versions of these episodes, and Netflix will also be re-running the original Clone Wars pilot that got it all rolling back in 2008. 

As Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer for Netflix, told the industry trade, “Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.” 

In addition, there’s another animated Star Wars series coming, Star Wars: Rebels, and it will reportedly premiere in October through Disney. (Rebels has the same production team as Clone Wars, so it should keep the same animated Star Wars look.)