Disney+ Announces ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Clone Animated Series From Dave Filoni, Coming 2021
Disney+ has ordered a new animated series from ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ & ‘Star Wars: Rebel’s Dave Filoni called ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch‘, following Clone Force 99, aka the “Bad Batch”, after the end of the Clone Wars.
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 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.
“Giving new and existing fans the final chapter of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been our honour at Disney+, and we are overjoyed by the global response to this landmark series,” commented 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.”
“The Bad Batch” first appeared in the seventh season of ‘The Clone Wars’. The group consists of Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, and Crosshair, who during The Clone Wars, used their unique talents and specialized physiology to execute extraordinary solutions on the battlefield. On one mission, they were sent to rescue CT-1409, aka “Echo”, alongside Anakin and Rex, which resulted in Echo joining the squad.
‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ is executive produced by Dave Filoni (‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’), Athena Portillo (‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Star Wars Rebels’), Brad Rau (‘Star Wars Rebels’, ‘Star Wars Resistance’) and Jennifer Corbett (‘Star Wars Resistance’, ‘NCIS’) with Carrie Beck (‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Star Wars Rebels’) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (‘Star Wars Resistance’). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch‘ will premiere on Disney+ in 2021.
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