Disney Plus has announced that it is heading back to the early days of the Galactic Civil War with a new animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Set to launch in 2021, Star Wars: The Bad Batch will follow the adventured of the Bad Batch, a crew of clones with special skills and DNA variations from their brothers. This unique crew will find themselves trying to find their way in a greatly changed galaxy in the post-Clone War era. They will become a group of mercenaries trying to keep their heads above water.
To give you an idea where it sounds like this will land, it will be well before Star Wars: Rebels and will fill in some of those early days of the Galactic Empire.
“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 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.”
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.