After the success of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and the critically acclaimed ‘The Mandalorian’ which was an early draw for Disney+ as an original series, Disney+ and Lucas Films are set to release ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ exclusively to Disney+ in 2021.
It will be an animated adventure and is set around the characters from the recent completed ‘Clone Wars’ series. The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (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 Bad Batch – a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill which 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 new purpose. (starwars.com)
“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,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “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.”
The series will be produced by a slew of familiar names in the world of Star Wars including many who assisted with the production of ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘The Clone Wars’, ‘Rebels’ and ‘Resistance’ including Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, Jennifer Corbett, Carrie Beck and Josh Rimes.