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Could Star Wars head to Netflix?

New Star Wars TV series rumoured for online distribution

After Marvel's recent Netflix deal, it looks as though a new 'Star Wars' TV series could follow them online… but what will it be based on?

That's right folks - it looks as though Disney are keen to get the most out of their recent purchase of 'Star Wars'… and the latest rumour suggests that another new 'Star Wars' TV show could be headed to Netflix. But what's it all about? It looks as though fans of 'The Clone Wars' might just have a reason to celebrate…

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According to a source close to production, a new 'Star Wars' TV series is currently being considered… and it could head straight to Netflix.

"I've been hearing some talk that the 'Star Wars' license will move onto Netflix properties as well as 'Star Wars Rebels'. The idea being tossed around right now is a series focusing on Cad Bane from 'The Clone Wars'. But this is very early talks."

I have to add that this is just a rumour until confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm… but it certainly sounds plausible considering Marvel's recent move online.

Of course, since 'The Clone Wars' was cancelled, many fans have expressed their dismay, feeling that there were many stories left untold. But while there's still some further 'bonus content' on its way courtesy of a number of unaired episodes, I'm told that this is something entirely different.

"I've heard that it's entirely on its own," they said. It's just the one series but a number of other shows focussing on different characters is a very big possibility. 'Star Wars' has a ton of peripheral characters that could carry a TV series rather than a stand-alone film."

Of course, I have to agree with that last bit. After all, there's an entire galaxy full of rich characters that could provide the focus for an entire TV show. But would Cad Bane be the first? It may sound like an odd choice, but I can't help thinking it's actually ideal.

Let's face it - the big characters such as Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda are likely to eventually get their own spin-off movies. And by turning to lesser-known characters of the prequels and original series, Disney would be taking quite a gamble.

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But 'The Clone Wars' was a fairly popular show - despite being cancelled. And focussing on characters from this series would continue to generate interest in the 'Star Wars' franchise from fans of the original show.

But why Cad Bane?

Obviously, there are plenty of other characters who might be better suited to their own series… such as Ahsoka Tano, who proved to be a very popular addition. But could this first series be a dry run? By taking a chance on Cad Bane, Disney could be testing the water to see if there's any interest before developing bigger and better titles. But for now, we'll just have to wait and see.

Do you think 'Star Wars' could head to Netflix? Which characters would you like to see get their own series? Let us know in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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