New Animated Star Wars Series The Bad Batch Hits Disney+ In 2021

Dead2009

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Disney+ has ordered the next Lucasfilm animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, with a premiere set for 2021. The series comes on the heels of the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which wrapped up it's seven-season run on May 4, 2020.

According to a press release, 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 the Bad Batch "each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew."

Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content for Disney+, added in the release, "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."

Filoni, executive producer of The Mandalorian and the architect of Clone Wars, will executive produce the new series, alongside Athena Portillo (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance), and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance, NCIS). Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels) will also co-executive produce, and Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance) will produce.
 

tk924

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Sounds awsome! Looking forward to this one.
 

doctornick

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Interesting. I'm curious how they make the characters relatively and able to be "cheered for" while they are working for the early Empire.
 

Robbiem

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I thought the last series of the clone wars was structured as two pilots (bad bunch and the girl smugglers) and the conclusion

hope they stick to the clone wars animation style and bring back some old characters- would love to see what happens to Boba Fett or Cad Bane
 

drod1985

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Gotta admit, this is not what I had hoped Lucasfilm animation would be working on. The only saving grace is that it is post Clone Wars, but we already have so much post Clone Wars content: Solo, Rogue One, Rebels, Fallen Order, etc...
 

erasure fan1

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Gotta admit, this is not what I had hoped Lucasfilm animation would be working on. The only saving grace is that it is post Clone Wars, but we already have so much post Clone Wars content: Solo, Rogue One, Rebels, Fallen Order, etc...
Yea, this is not what I was hoping for as well. I have never been a huge fan of clone wars in the first place. So this was just a let down for me. I'm surprised they didn't do something in the high republic to coincide with that push. Of course maybe they are, I just figured that's the next big star wars push, so it would have made sense.
 

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