Star Wars animated series The Bad Batch to launch in 2021
Following on from the finale of animated spin-off The Clone Wars a couple of months ago, Lucasfilm and Disney have now announced the next animated series set in the Star Wars universe, with a new series being ordered for Disney's new streaming service Disney + and expected to premiere in 2021.
According to an announcement on the official Star Wars website, the new series will follow the exploits of elite droid unit Clone Force 99 – aka The Bad Batch – first introduced in Clone Wars, and will take place in the aftermath of the conflict as the elite unit try to find their way in a rapidly changing universe.
Dave Filoni, the man behind not only Clone Wars but also the critically-acclaimed live-action spinoff series The Mandalorian, will once again be taking the helm on the new series, with Carrie Beck and Josh Rimes producing.
In the statement, Agnes Chu, vice president of content at Disney +, said: “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.
“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.”