Disney+ Announces New ‘Star Wars’ Series Titled ‘The Bad Batch’: Here’s Everything We Know
Off the heels of wrapping up The Clone Wars on Disney+, the Mouse House’s new shiny streaming service is heading back into business with Lucasfilm Animation for yet another animated Star Wars series: The Bad Batch.
According to Disney, the series will follow the experimental clone group The Bad Batch, who were first introduced in the beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.
The crew, which was established in The Clone Wars, are a “unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army” due to the fact that each member possesses an exceptional skill which makes them “extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.” The series will follow The Bad Batch as they “take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose” in the post-Clone War galaxy.
Clone Wars architect and The Mandalorian EP and director Dave Filoni will return for Bad Batch as EP, alongside Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance, NCIS) with Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer. [via Deadline]
In a statement, Agnes Chu, the Senior Vice President of Content at Disney+, said “giving new and existing fans the final chapter of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ has been our honor at Disney+, and we are overjoyed by the global response to this landmark series.”
At this time, The Bad Batch is set to his Disney+ sometime in 2021.
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