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“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Animated Series to Debut on Disney+

Breaking news about upcoming shows and first-look deals involving streaming services seems to be moving at a breakneck pace, doesn’t it? The latest comes courtesy of Disney+, which has ordered the Lucasfilm animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The series is slated to premiere in 2021 and expands the streaming service’s Star Wars-related projects.

One of the most prolific folks working in the Star Wars world, Clone Wars mastermind and The Mandalorian executive producer and director Dave Filoni, will help shepherd The Bad Batch for Disney+. He’ll work alongside Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), with Brad Rau (Star Wars RebelsStar Wars Resistance) serving as supervising director, and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars ResistanceNCIS) serving as head writer. Also on The Bad Batch team are Carrie Beck (The MandalorianStar Wars Rebels) and Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance) as co-executive producer and producer, respectively. 

The series will follow the hard-charging experimental clones of the Bad Batch who we first met in The Clone Wars. The Bad Batch will take place in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars. “Members of Bad Batch – a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose,” a press release from Disney states.

Here’s what else fans can look forward to in the upcoming series:

“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 Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+.  “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.”

Featured image: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Courtesy StarWars.com/Lucasfilm/Disney+

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