Here’s some happy news for fans of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Or, for that matter, fans of “Star Wars,” in general.
The Galactic Republic, Disney/ABC Television Group, Lucasfilm and Netflix Inc. announced this week that the highly anticipated debut of the sixth and final season of the Emmy Award-winning “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will premiere exclusively to Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada on March 7, 2014.
Not only that, but this is the first time ANY “Star Wars” content has been available for Netflix streaming members. Just think about that for a minute. This is not only a major announcement for “Star Wars” fans, but also a major coup for Netflix, considering that “Star Wars” in all its many incantations has legions of fans.
Accompanying the 13-episode new season dubbed “The Lost Missions” will be the entire “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” saga, which includes several director’s cut episodes of seasons 1 to 5, never seen on TV, as well as the feature film. This multi-year agreement also makes Netflix the exclusive subscription service for the entire “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series. Click over to Reel Life With Jane to read more and watch a trailer.
But wait, there’s more! Also new on Netflix this month is season one of “Bates Motel,” the reincarnation of the classic Hitchcock film “Psycho.” The TV series delves into the deep, dark backstory of young Norman Bates, played by Freddie Highmore, and his creepy relationship to his mom — make that “Mother” — played by Vera Farmiga. Season two begins on the A&E Network March 3, 2014.
Also new on Netflix this month: Season 5 of “Breaking Bad,” “Queer as Folk” the complete series, and some classic films, including “Harold and Maude,” “Flashdance,” and “MASH.” Click here to see the full list of what’s new in February.
And don’t miss the much-anticipated season two of “House of Cards,” which I wrote about a few weeks ago, premiering Feb. 14, 2014, on Netflix.