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Disney+ will welcome the new animated Star Wars series The Bad Batch in 2021

By Kenneth Ang - on 15 Jul 2020, 11:32am

Disney+ will welcome the new animated Star Wars series The Bad Batch in 2021

Image: Disney, Lucasfilm Animation

Just like our own universe, the Star Wars franchise is ever-expanding, with developers, writers and other creatives always searching for new angles to explore. It's a practice which has really helped keep the experience somewhat fresh through the years, and the latest addition to the family tree is the arrival of The Bad Batch, an animated series that's set to arrive on Disney+ sometime next year.

Basically, the series follows the adventures of the titular Bad Batch, a group of elite clone soldiers trying to find their place in the aftermath of the Clone Wars. According to the writeup, all of them are basically one-trick-ponies, as they "each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew". 

What's also worth noting about this upcoming series is the list of production talents on the payroll. At the very top, we've got a bunch of people with loads of experience working on Star Wars and TV-based projects, such as Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance), and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance, NCIS), among others. 

On a more objective note, The Bad Batch is a pretty intelligent way to follow up on the "official" end of The Clone Wars' seventh season earlier in May. After all, it not only follows the war chronologically, but the group itself was first introduced during the conflict, making it one of, if not the best timings for its members to make an entrance.