I don’t know if you’ve subscribed to Disney+ yet, but the platform’s upcoming release may be just the addition to make you commit to the streaming service: the next Lucasfilm animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch will premier in 2021.
Dave Filoni, the Clone Wars architect and The Mandalorian director, will be the executive producer. Co-executive producers will include Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, and Jennifer Corbett, who have all worked on other previous Star Wars projects. Corbett will be head writer.
So what is The Bad Batch? According to Deadline Hollywood,
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.
With new shows such as The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch, it looks like the Star Wars universe will have no problem staying afloat on Disney+. 2021 feels like a long ways off, but at least it gives us something to look forward to.