Following the success of the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced a spin-off animated series titled Star Wars: The Bad Batch. According to the press release:
“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.”
Senior Vice President of content on Disney + Agnes Chu states,
“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.”via ComicBook.com
The news will certainly have Star Wars fans jumping for joy, as Dave Filoni’s vision in the universe has always been beloved. With Filoni at the show’s helm, along with Lucasfilm animation, there should be a lot of hype surrounding the show in the coming months. The show is slotted to debut in 2021.