‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’: New Animated Series To Debut On Disney

Lawrence Kim
July 13, 2020

Clearly, The Clone Wars was a hit for Disney+, and it's going to be exciting to see what animation style The Bad Batch uses, and what sort of new stories it's able to bring to this Galaxy Far, Far Away. However, there won't be a long gap between that show and the next Star Wars animated series.

Disney+ on Monday ordered itself a "Bad Batch" of clones to add to its Star Wars hub. Dave Filoni, the mastermind behind "Clone Wars" and one of the brains behind "The Mandalorian", will executive produce "Bad Batch" alongside Athena Portillo, Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett.

First appearing in the Season 7 premiere "The Bad Batch", these characters are a group of elite Clonetroopers who are more genetically unique than their clone brothers, allowing them to carry out unusually unsafe and challenging missions.

The Bad Batch spins out of the opening arc of The Clone Wars' seventh season which saw Clone Force 99 - "The Bad Batch" - introduced.

"While the Clone Wars may have come to its conclusion, our partnership with the groundbreaking storytellers and artists at Lucasfilm Animation is only beginning", Disney+ content SVP Agnes Chu said in a statement.

Genetically varied from their brethren in the general Clone Army, members of the Bad Batch "each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew", says the press release.

Dave Filoni, a writer, producer and director of "Clone Wars" and "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian", will serve as an executive producer on "The Bad Batch". In the new series, the clones will take on mercenary missions to try to stay afloat and find a new goal. Ewan McGregor will also reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in another live-action show.

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