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Disney+ orders new Star Wars toon

Animated Star Wars spin-off The Clone Wars has ended its run

Mouse House streamer Disney+ has ordered its next Star Wars animated series from Lucasfilm for a 2021 premiere.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch follows elite and experimental clones as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of The Clone Wars.

The characters were introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which ended its run recently on Disney+.

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).

Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels) is co-executive producer and Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance) is the producer. Rau is also serving as supervising director, with Corbett as head writer.

“Giving new and existing fans the final chapter of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been our honour at Disney+ and we are overjoyed by the global response to this landmark series,” said Agnes Chu, senior VP, content at 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.”

Disney+ is the home to all the feature films and series in the Star Wars franchise and is also working on a live-action spin-off that will see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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