Following the long-awaited Clone Wars series finale, Disney and LucasFilm are returning to animation with Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a brand new series set to follow the titular squad of clones.
With Dave Filoni on as the series executive producer, The Bad Batch follows the clone squad who made their debut in The Clone Wars‘ final season. The galaxy sure has a lot of changing to do between the end of The Clone Wars and A New Hope, with the clones taking their unique skills to mercenary work, rather than hoof it for the newly-founded Galactic Empire. Per Disney’s official synopsis:
Star Wars: The Bad Batch 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 that 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. This animated series will arrive exclusively on Disney+.
With so dang much Star Wars content on the way, it seems easy for any of the newly-announced series to drown under the weight of it all. The Bad Batch looks to focus on the boots-on-the-ground wars stories that sustain some of the franchise’s best entries, and given Dave Filoni’s involvement should be a worthy continuation of The Clone Wars. If only we could get Genndy Tartakovsky back for something…
Expect to hear more on The Bad Batch in 2021.