New ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series ‘The Bad Batch’ Heading to Disney+

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Disney+ has officially ordered a new animated Star Wars series from Lucasfilm.

Get ready for Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a spinoff set to continue part of the story we got with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which wrapped up two months ago. As Clone Wars fans will know, the “Bad Batch” is the motley crew of Clone Force 99 and consists of Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, and Crosshair, who together are known to deliver a high success rate on the battlefield.

Set to hit Disney+ in 2021, Star Wars: The Bad Batch will follow the elite and experimental clones 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.

“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,” Disney+ senior vice president of Content Agnes Chu said in a statement. “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 is to be executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), 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). Corbett will be serving as head writer, with Rau also on board as supervising director.

Star Wars fans may have to wait until 2021 for The Bad Batch, but there’s only around three months left for The Mandalorian season 2, hitting Disney+ this October.

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