Star Wars: The Bad Batch heads to Disney+ in 2021

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Disney+ has ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, spinning out of the critically-acclaimed series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The Disney+ original series will premiere on the streaming service in 2021.     

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.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch, as seen in The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Bad Batch, as seen in 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. (Wether that purpose is as a rogue team has been left unstated…)

“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 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.”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The MandalorianStar Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars RebelsStar Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars ResistanceNCIS) with Carrie Beck (The MandalorianStar 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.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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