Clone Force 99 will return in an all-new animated series coming to Disney+ in 2021
Rejoice Clone Wars fans, today Lucasfilm has delivered some truly awesome news. Fresh off the back of their stunning debut in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lucasfilm has been commissioned to produce an all-new animated series based on Clone Force 99, better known as “The Bad Batch”. Once again, the series will be overseen by the guiding hand of Dave Filoni and will be headlining Disney+’s slate in 2021.
Here’s the official line:
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.
This is fantastic news. The Bad Batch story arc was one of the jewels in the crown of the final season of The Clone Wars – and Clone Force 99 swiftly established themselves as firm fan favorites. Also, the fate of the surviving clones has remained a mystery outside of the disbanded Expanded Universe – and now, fans of the clones will finally get to explore the timeline in all its glory. Personally, I cannot wait to strap in for an all-new series devoted to Clone Force 99. Wrecker and the gang were awesome additions to The Clone Wars and like most fans, I believed their adventures were cut short way too early.
Kudos Lucasfilm. The Clone Wars is alive and well and returning to Disney+ in 2021.
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