Disney+ July 13 announced development of a new animated series from Lucasfilm called “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” to debut on the subscription streaming service in 2021.
A spinoff of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Bad Batch” focuses on an elite squadron of clone trooper commandos. The team was introduced during the first story arc of the final season of “The Clone Wars” released on Disney+ earlier this year, as they were fighting for the Galactic Republic against Separatist forces in the Clone Wars taking place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Members of Bad Batch each possess a singular skill that differentiates them from typical clone troopers and makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. The show will take place in the aftermath of the Clone Wars, as the team takes on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett, with Carrie Beck as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
“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, SVP of content at 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.”