Disney Plus gets a new animation Star Wars called series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which will appear on the streaming service in 2021. The new show is a spin-off from the recently closed The Clone Wars animated series, which ended on Disney Plus earlier this year.
Like it The Clone Wars, Rebels, and the live action The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni, who has become one of the instrumental parts of Disney’s upcoming film Star Wars strategy, especially when it comes to the company’s TV series.
The Bad Batch will focus on the titular team of clone troopers – from Clone Force 99, aka “the Bad Batch” – who were first introduced in the final season of The Clone Wars (which aired as an exclusive Disney Plus years after the initial cancellation). The Bad Batch is an elite group of soldiers who have unique skills from standard clones. (For example, one has improved eyesight, making him an excellent sniper, while the other was physically taller with improved strength.)
The new series is set in the ‘post-Clone War era’, which would place him chronologically in between Clone Wars and Rebels and will focus on the four clones as they “carry out daring rental missions” and “struggle to survive and find a new goal” after the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire.
“While the Clone Wars may have come to an end, our partnership with the pioneering storytellers and artists of Lucasfilm Animation is just getting started. We are excited to bring Dave Filoni’s vision to life on the next Bad Batch adventures, ”Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content at Disney Plus, said in a series announcement.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch will debut on Disney Plus in 2021, but it’s by no means alone Star Wars TV series in the works for the streaming service. Season 2 of The Mandalorian will debut on Disney Plus this fall, with a third season already under development. There is also the Diego Luna LED Rogue One targeting rebel spy Cassian Andor, a highly anticipated Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor, and a ‘woman-centered’ series from Leslye Headland, Netflix’s co-creator and showrunner Russian doll.