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'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' is coming to Disney Plus in 2021

Disney has announced their new animated series "Star Wars: The Bad Batch."
Disney has announced their new animated series "Star Wars: The Bad Batch." (Image credit: Lucasfilm Ltd. )

A brand new animated series "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" will be coming to Disney Plus (opens in new tab) in 2021. 

The upcoming series will be a spinoff of the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars (opens in new tab)," which concluded its run on the streaming platform earlier in 2020. The series will be executive produced by Dave Filoni, who did the same for the "The Clone Wars" along with "Star Wars: Rebels" and the live-action "The Mandalorian."

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This new series follows the "Bad Batch," a squad of experimental clones (who first appeared in "The Clone Wars) who stand out genetically from those in the Clone Army. With unique skills, each member of this gang of mercenaries makes an exceptional soldier.

"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,"  Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content at Disney Plus, said in a statement (opens in new tab)

“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," Chu added. 

You can sign up for Disney Plus here (opens in new tab). After the 7-day free trial, a subscription costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 for an annual subscription.

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Chelsea Gohd
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Chelsea “Foxanne” Gohd joined Space.com in 2018 and is now a Senior Writer, writing about everything from climate change to planetary science and human spaceflight in both articles and on-camera in videos. With a degree in Public Health and biological sciences, Chelsea has written and worked for institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, Scientific American, Discover Magazine Blog, Astronomy Magazine and Live Science. When not writing, editing or filming something space-y, Chelsea "Foxanne" Gohd is writing music and performing as Foxanne, even launching a song to space in 2021 with Inspiration4. You can follow her on Twitter @chelsea_gohd and @foxannemusic.