Even earlier than The Clone Wars season 7 arrived to Disney Plus earlier this yr, there have been whispers that one other Star Wars animated sequence was already within the works. Would it observe the occasions of Star Wars Rebels? Or maybe spell out a few of the massive unknowns for Ahsoka Tano?
Now now we have the reply: Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni’s subsequent sequence is Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a direct spinoff of the ultimate season of his resuscitated CG cartoon.
According to a press launch, the sequence “follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch 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.”
The Bad Batch have been the first new characters launched within the Clone Wars episodes that premiered this previous February. By the top of the arc, Rex (the lead clone of the sequence) gave Echo (beforehand thought lifeless, however rescued from Separatist forces) permission to hitch the Bad Batch on their endless mission of resistance. What occurred to the group after Order 66 is a thriller.
“Giving new and current followers the ultimate chapter of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been our honor at Disney Plus, and we’re overjoyed by the worldwide response to this landmark sequence,” stated Agnes Chu, senior vice chairman of content material at Disney Plus, in a press release. “While The Clone Wars might have come to its conclusion, our partnership with the groundbreaking storytellers and artists at Lucasfilm Animation is barely starting. We are thrilled to deliver Dave Filoni’s imaginative and prescient to life by means of the following adventures of the Bad Batch.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is anticipated to premiere on the streaming service in 2021. In the meantime, Filoni’s The Mandalorian season 2, which has additionally discovered a technique to decide up the reigns of The Clone Wars, is again in October.