Disney+ ordered The Bad Batch to go straight to series. But it is unclear how many episodes the series will contain or if there will be more than one season.
The news comes after the final episode of the last season of Clone Wars aired three months ago. And as the title of the series suggests, it will focus on Clone Force 99, an elite ragtag unit of experimental clones better known by their tougher and gritter moniker, The Bad Batch.
First introduced back in the first episode of season 7 of The Clone Wars animated series, The Bad Batch immediately became a fan favorite for their interrelationship and their reputation for using unorthodox methods to complete a mission. The unit consisted of four genetically mutated clones, of which they had unique abilities that separated themselves from other traditional clones. There’s Crosshair,” the designated sniper clone with excellent marksmanship. “Wrecker,” a reckless clone who is much stronger and more muscular than a regular lone. “Tech,” the slenderest of the clones who with an aptitude for science and incredible skills with technology, including engineering, decryption, and language translation. Clone Sergeant “Hunter,” a clone with enhanced sensory abilities, is their leader.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 a 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.”
Dave Filoni, the showrunner behind two other Star Wars animates series, The Clone Wars and Rebels, will act as executive producer alongside Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, and Jennifer Corbett. Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) serves as co-executive producer with Josh Rimes as producer (“Star Wars Resistance”). Rau is also serving as a supervising director with Corbett as head writer.