Star Wars: The Bad Batch Coming to Disney Plus in 2021

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Fans of the Star Wars series The Clone Wars should get super excited, because Star Wars: The Bad Batch is coming to Disney Plus. Here’s everything that we know so far about the new Star Wars TV show series.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Coming to Disney Plus | Release Date, More [Source: Star Wars]
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Coming to Disney Plus | Release Date, More [Source: Star Wars]

Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney Plus

If you’re a Dave Filoni fan or just love Star Wars: The Clone Wars, get ready for a major dose of galactic awesomeness!

The next big animated TV show series from Disney and Lucasfilm will be called Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

Fans and critics both loved the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

With that in the books, this latest Star Wars show will come out on Disney+ as an original series.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Release Date

The TV show will come out on Disney’s streaming service sometime in 2021.

An official release date has not been announced, in terms of a specific month and day for the premiere.

As soon as a release date is announced, you can find it right here on D Is For Disney.

Who Exactly Is the Star Wars “Bad Batch”?

You might be wondering, “What is the Clone Wars Bad Batch?” Or “Who is the Bad Batch in Star Wars?”

Star Wars Bad Batch | Clone Force 99 [Source: Star Wars]
Star Wars Bad Batch | Clone Force 99 [Source: Star Wars]

According to the official Star Wars canon, this is who they are:

They call themselves the Bad Batch, but the motley crew that makes up Clone Force 99 boasts an astounding 100 percent success rate and skills unseen in any other clone troopers. Adept at working together, Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, and Crosshair use their unique talents and specialized physiology to execute extraordinary solutions on the battlefield. And after rescuing the clone trooper Echo from Separatist captivity, they welcome the cybernetic soldier into their fold.

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Sounds pretty awesome!

That being said, not all Star Wars fans have watched the full Clone Wars TV show series in its entirety.

If you want to catch up on all the Star Wars shows and movies (in the official, correct order!), here’s the exact way to do it. Don’t worry, there’s a free downloadable timeline to help you keep track. 😉

What Else Do We Know About Star Wars: The Bad Batch?

Here’s how StarWars.com describe the upcoming show:

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.


Again, this sounds pretty incredible, coming on the heels of the fan-favorite Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series show on the Disney channels and Disney Plus.

According to Agnes Chu, the senior VP of Content at Disney Plus, “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.”

Agnes Chu’s comments come directly from StarWars.com.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch in Production

Executive producers:

  • 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)

Co-Executive Producers

  • Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance)
  • Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels)


  • Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance)

Supervising Director

  • Brad Rau

Head Writer:

  • Jennifer Corbett

Check back for updates as new info is released.

Let me know what you’re most excited about in the comments and on social media.

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