“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 Disney+ SVP of Content Agnes Chu in a statement. “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.”
The series will be helmed by a number of Star Wars veterans, including executive producers Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett, co-executive producer Carrie Beck and producer Josh Rimes. Rau will also serve as supervising director and Corbett will be head writer on the series.
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While no voice actors were named in Lucasfilm’s press release, it seems safe to assume Dee Bradley Baker will reprise his role as all five members of Bad Batch – Hunter, Crosshair, Tech, Wrecker and Echo. The time period also offers clues as to other iconic Star Wars characters who might appear, such as Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex or a young Kanan Jarrus.
The Bad Batch is just the latest Star Wars series announced for Disney+. Fans can also look forward to a Rogue One prequel series focused on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor and a mysterious female-led series from Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland.
Meanwhile, several Clone Wars fan-favorites will be making their live-action debuts in The Mandalorian: Season 2, including Rosario Dawson playing Ahsoka Tano and Katee Sackhoff reprising her voice role, only now in live-action, as Bo-Katan Kryze.
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