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Disney Announces New Star Wars Animated Show: Star Wars: The Bad Batch

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Disney is following the formula that made "The Mandalorian" with a new Disney+ animated show that follows mercenaries with Dave Filoni as the executive producer. A spin-off of "The Clone Wars," "Bad Batch" will follow a group of mercenaries who are genetically different from the Clone Army which were introduced on that show. The Disney press release states this "Bad Batch" have a special skill that make them deadly. Read the official announcement.

The "Bad Batch" were first introduced in "The Clone Wars." Like the Mandalorian, this group are mercenaries which will take them across the galaxy for missions and adventures. Sound familiar?

"The Mandalorian" was based on a lesser known character as are this batch. Disney failed to capture the imagination with STAR WARS origins story (SOLO), but had a huge success with Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" so it makes sense the route they're taking. In addition, it's easier to build out a story centered on a character that doesn't have too much history.

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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.”

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), 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.

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