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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Animated Series Announced for Disney+ in 2021

July 13, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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The Bad Batch, who finally made their long-awaited debut earlier this year in the final season of The Clone Wars, are now set to return in their own animated series. Disney+ today announced that the streaming service has ordered a new animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The new show will debut later in 2021 on Disney+.

The new animated show will be set in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars as the Bad Batch search to find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy. The Bad Bach is a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their Clone Army brothers. Each one possesses a singular exceptional skill making them uniquely effective soldiers and a formidable crew. The post-Clone War era will show the Bad Batch take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose in their lives.

The series will be executive produced by The Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, and Jennifer Corbett. Meanwhile, Carrie Beck will serve as co-executive producer, and Josh Rimes as producer. Rau also serves as supervising director, with Corbett attached as head writer.

Disney+ SVP Agnus Chu commented on the show: “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. 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.”

Today’s announcement included the series logo reveal, which you can see above. You can also check out a clip from The Clone Wars episode, “The Bad Batch,” featuring the debut of the characters. 411’s review of that episode is available RIGHT HERE.