Disney+ has announced a new animated series – Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
The show will serve as a spin-off from the successful Clone Wars franchise that recently concluded its run, and is scheduled for release in 2021.
The story will follow the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (who were first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.
Members of the Bad Batch, a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army, each possess a singular exceptional skill. This makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find a new purpose.
Speaking about the new series, Vice President of Content at Disney+, Agnes Chu said…
“Giving new and existing fans the final chapter of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been our honour at Disney+. And we are overjoyed by the global response to this landmark series.”
“While The Clone Wars may have come to its conclusion, our partnership with the groundbreaking storytellers and artists at Lucasfilm Animation is only beginning. We are thrilled to bring Dave Filoni’s vision to life through the next adventures of the Bad Batch.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni, who has guided Lucasfilm’s animation efforts on The Clone Wars. He also branched into live-action as one of the producers on The Mandalorian.
Brad Rau will serve as supervising director, with Jennifer Corbett taking on head writing duties. Athena Portillo, Carrie Beck and Josh Rimes will also share producer credits.