If you thought that season seven of The Clone Wars was the last you’d see of Storm Troopers that all look alike (inside the armor), think again! Today, Disney+ announced a new spin-off series from Lucasfilm, called Star Wars: The Bad Batch, scheduled to premiere on the streaming service in 2021.
The series follows a group of elite, experimental troopers nicknamed the Bad Batch. This special unit is composed of clones that actually differ genetically from each other, and each has a special talent that makes them indispensable to “the Batch”. This mercenary crew is bound to find a lot of action after the end of the Clone Wars and the rise of the Empire.
Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+ said that “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 architect of the Star Wars animated division and the run-away hit, The Mandalorian. He will be joined by 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.
Stay tuned to Conskipper for a debut date and more about this exciting new series.