Disney+ on Monday ordered itself a “Bad Batch” of clones to add to its Star Wars hub.
Eyed for a 2021 launch, Star Wars: The Bad Batch follows the titular elite and experimental clones (first introduced in Star Wars: 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.
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“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. “We are thrilled to bring Dave Filoni’s vision to life through the next adventures of the Bad Batch.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch will be executive-produced by Filoni (of The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Resistance), with Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes (Resistance) as producer.
Rau will also serve as supervising director, with Corbett as the new series’ head writer.
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