OTT streaming service Netflix will exclusively distribute the sixth and final season of the animated Start Wars: The Clone Wars series, the company said Thursday.
The 13-episode sixth season -- dubbed The Lost Missions -- will be offered to Netflix subscribers beginning March 7, said Netflix. The multi-year deal also gives Netflix access to the first five seasons of the Walt Disney Co.-distributed series that previously aired on Cartoon Network.
The deal follows a recent announcement from Netflix and Disney to bring multiple original series based on Marvel characters to Netfix in 2015.
“Stars 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,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer in a statement. “The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.”
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