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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Announced. New Series Coming to Disney+ in 2021

Today Star Wars: The Bad Batch Series was announced for Drisney+.

By Culture SlatePublished 4 years ago 3 min read

We got big news today from the people over at Lucasfilm. Disney+ ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. This show is a continuation of the Star Wars: The CLone Wars tv series which just finished airing its final season.

We here at Culture Slate are very excited to see more from the Star Wars universe and especially have a story revolving around some of our personal favorite clone troopers.

From Disney.com:

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.

“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,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “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.”

In the final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars we saw the clone trooper known as 'Echo' leave to travel alongside The Bad Batch. This left fans wondering if we were going to get a continuation of the story, and now with this recent announcment it looks like we have the answer to that question. As of right now, the only original content from the Star Wars Franchise that is on Disney+ is Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which has concluded its run and The Mandalorian, wich will be recieving its second season later this fall.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executivly produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars). He is the creative drive and a fan favorite to helm this new series. Athena Portillo, who worked on Star Wars The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels, alongside Brad Rau who worked on Star Wars Resistance, along with Carrie Beck will co-executive produce the series. Josh Rimes will produce along with them.

It is still an exciting time for us Star Wars fans. We have a brand new season on The Mandalorian coming this fall, we have a prequel to Rouge One about Cassian Andor, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series staring Ewan McGregor, and a untitled female-centric show that is in the works.

Fans online have been going creazywith speculation about what this show will exactly be about. When we got the tweet from the official Disney+ twitter account, many fans had to get their eyes checked because of the innital confusion about the title. Myself as many others accidentally swapped out the word "Batch" with a more commonly used word what replaces the "a" with an "i". Some fans were quick to say “It’s a missed opportunity,” said one fan by the name of @Darth25Kbingo “It’s a missed opportunity,” said one fan by the name of @Darth25Kbingo “Where we could have had Ahsoka, instead we’re getting more clones… and that’s the sound of me not calling you back.”

We know that The Bad Batch are a team of altered clones that have different abilities and skill sets, and now with Echo joining the team it will be a sight to see what trouble these clones get into. I am sure we can expect the animation to be a match to the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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