In a totally surprising way, Disney Plus announced Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a new animated series that will expand the incredible story of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The latter ended in May to the applause of the millions of fans of the franchise. Although the streaming video platform barely gave the project the green light, they anticipated that the content will be available throughout 2021, although the specific release date was not mentioned.
As they explain through their website, Star Wars: The Bad Batch will tell us what happened to the eponymous squad after the events of The Clone Wars. The group, made up of elite clones, will make their way through a galaxy that undergoes constant changes due to the Clone Wars. Soldiers will now participate in mercenary missions as they find a new purpose that makes sense of their existence. Of course, team members will take advantage of his extraordinary combat skills.
“The members of Bad Batch, a unique squad of clones that differ genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army, possess exceptional and unique ability that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-war era of the Clones, they will undertake daring mercenary missions as they fight to stay afloat and find a new purpose, “says the official description for Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Fortunately, the mastermind behind The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni, will also be primarily responsible —showrunner— for Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Meanwhile, Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels) will remain as supervisor of the project, while Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance) will take over the script. In executive production we find Rau, Corbett, Athena Portillo and Carrie Beck. Without a doubt, the series is in the best hands. Let’s not forget that Filoni is still involved in The Mandalorian.
“Providing new and existing fans with the final chapter of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was an honor at Disney +, and we are delighted with the overall response to this landmark series. While The Clone Wars came to its conclusion, our partnership with Innovative Lucasfilm Animation storytellers and artists are just getting started. We are thrilled to make Dave Filoni’s vision come true through upcoming Bad Batch adventures, “said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content at Disney Plus.