4:32 pm EDT, July 13, 2020

Disney+ announces ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ animated series, coming 2021

A brand new animated Star Wars series called Star Wars: The Bad Batch will soon be making its way to Disney+!

On Monday (July 13), Disney+ announced that it has officially ordered a brand new Star Wars animated series from Lucasfilm.

Titled Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the new series will officially be hitting the online streaming platform some time next year.

So what can fans expect when the show finally makes its grand debut?

Per the series’ official synopsis, the series will focus the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced via The Clone Wars)— a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army.

Each member the Bad Batch possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. The series will, in turn, follow along as they attempt to find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Along the way, they’ll take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.

In a statement announcing the new animated series, Agnes Chu (senior Vice President, content, Disney+) described Star Wars: The Bad Batch as being the “final chapter” of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

“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 Chu.

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“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.”

Behind the scenes, the series is executive produced by quite a few Star Wars vets including Dave Filoni (The MandalorianStar 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 MandalorianStar Wars Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance).

In addition, Rau will also serve as the series’ supervising director, while Corbett will serve as the head writer on the series.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch premieres exclusively via Disney+ in 2021.

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