If the end of The Clone Wars lets you down, don't despair, Star Wars fans. Star Wars: The Bad Batch is on its way to Disney + in 2021.

As the title suggests, the new animated series follows The Bad Batch – a group of clone troops introduced in The Clone Wars that are genetically different from their fellow clones in a way that makes them uniquely suited to dangerous missions. The series will play after The Clone Wars, with the creative team behind the series and other animated Star Wars shows teaming up behind the camera.

With Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is due to premiere on Disney + in 2021, you'll find everything we know about the series here.

The history

According to Disney, The Bad Batch will follow the squad of soldiers who made their debut in Season 7 of The Clone Wars as they navigated a turbulent galaxy after the events of the war between the Galactic Republic and the separatists. To use their unique abilities and find a new purpose, soldiers begin a mercenary career and undertake dangerous missions across the galaxy.

The team, which was first introduced in the February 2020 episode of The Clone Wars, included the team's tracker, Sergeant Hunter; the superhuman attack specialist Wrecker; the sniper with eagle eyes, crosshairs; and the hyperintelligent geek tech.

Behind the camera

The Bad Batch's creative team is a mix of authors, producers and directors from other animated Star Wars series, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Resistance and Star Wars Rebels.

The Bad Batch is produced by The Clone Wars and Mandalorian producer Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo (The Clone Wars, Rebels), Brad Rau (Rebels, Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Resistance). Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Rebels) will be Josh Rimes (Resistance) as a series producer and co-executive producer. Rau will be the show's lead director, while Corbett will be the lead writer for the show.


Disney debuted the official logo for Star Wars: The Bad Batch in the series' official announcement.

Premiere date

Disney announced that Star Wars: The Bad Batch 2021 will premiere on Disney +, but hasn't yet announced a more specific date for the show's debut.

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