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

The producing staff includes many veterans from other Star Wars shows.

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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."

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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.

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