After the success of the latest and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disney+ has announced another animated Star Wars series titled The Bad Batch. With this order, Disney+ is manifesting its cooperation with Lucasfilm Animation and expanding the Star Wars universe further.
The cavalry has arrived! @StarWars: The Bad Batch, an all-new animated #DisneyPlus Original Series from Lucasfilm, will debut in 2021. Get all the details: https://t.co/w7EU4Y4q91 pic.twitter.com/coXSfQuv7S
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) July 13, 2020
The series will be closely linked to The Clone Wars, as it will follow a group of elite clones called The Bad Batch, also known as Clone Force 99, which had been introduced in the show previously. According to the official statement by StarWars.com, the show will focus on the era after the Clone Wars have ended:
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 a new purpose.
Dave Filoni, who also worked on the other Disney+ exclusive Star Wars show The Mandalorian, will be executive producing this new series. Joining him will be Athena Portillo, supervising director Brad Rau, and Jennifer Corbett as head writer.
The Bad Batch is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2021.