New ‘Star Wars’ Show Coming to Disney+ in 2021

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Clone Wars fans, rejoice. A new Star Wars show is coming to Disney+ next year!

A press release from Disney+ has confirmed that Star Wars: The Bad Batch will continue the legacy of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in an all-new animated adventure!

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch to be executive produced by Dave Filoni!

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Yes, after speculation we can now confirm that The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian writer/director Dave Filoni will helm a new project, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Filoni will take the role of executive producer, which is phenomenal news for Star Wars fans, as the Filoni is known as the second-highest authority on the galaxy, after George Lucas himself.

The show will also be helmed by 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).

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New Star Wars show will continue Dave Filoni’s Clone Wars legacy

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Perhaps most excitingly, Star Wars: The Bad Batch will continue the Clone Wars story, following the titular group introduced in that show. After the end of Star Wars: Rebels followed by the revival and finale of The Clone Wars, fans have been itching to see what Disney – Lucasfilm would do next with regards to an animated Star Wars show.

The Bad Batch sounds like a unique and exciting Disney+ exclusive, sitting alongside the upcoming Cassian Andor and Kenobi shows. Here is the official synopsis and comments from Disney:

‘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.”

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