‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Animated Series Will Pick Up Where ‘The Clone Wars’ Left Off in 2021

The next animated series from Lucasfilm following the Star Wars: The Clone Wars finale this past spring will continue the story of characters its predecessor introduced.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch will pick up where The Clone Wars left off and follow a group of four genetically altered clones — also known as Squad 99 — and an adopted clone brother — Echo — as they navigate a new world without a war to fight or orders to follow.

The Disney+ exclusive series will debut sometime in 2021. A precise release date will be announced at a later date.

The Clone Wars showrunner and The Mandalorian’s Dave Filoni is on board as an Executive Producer. The rest of the producing team includes Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, and Jennifer Corbett with Carrie Beck as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer. Rau is the supervising director and Corbett serves as the head writer.

The official Lucasfilm description for The Bad Batch reads as follows:

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in 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.

Look for more information and hopefully a first look at The Bad Batch in the coming months.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Announcement

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