New animated Star Wars series “The Bad Batch” headed to Disney+

It looks like Disney fully plans on putting their $4 billion investment in Star Wars to use, as another original series set in the universe is coming to Disney+.

This time, it’s an animated series titled “The Bad Batch,” which follows the experimental clones of the Bad Batch, first introduced to fans in “The Clone Wars,” as they find their way in the aftermath of the Clone Wars. An official synopsis from Disney explains that while they’re genetically different from their brothers in the Clone Army, they all have singular exceptional skills, making them extraordinarily effective soldiers. But in a post-Clone Wars era, they take mercenary missions as they find new purpose.

Fans will have to wait a little while though, as the series won’t debut until sometime in 2021.

Agnes Chu, the senior vice president of content at 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.”

The Star Wars franchise has been a massive hit for the streaming service. Their original show “The Mandalorian,” which was a part of Disney+ at launch, was the number three most-watched original streaming show among US viewers for the year even though it only debuted in November.

Artie Beaty