The possibilities of media spin-offs set in the Star Wars expanded universe is literally infinite. The Prequel Trilogy was a continuation of the Original Trilogy, Clone Wars was a 2003 animated micro-series set between Episodes II and III, The Clone Wars is an embellished full-scaled series set during the same period. Now, there is The Bad Batch, a dedicated spin-off based on the fan favourite characters from the seventh season of The Clone Wars.
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.
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, Senior Vice-President of Content, Disney+
Having debuted in the Season 7 premiere (entitled “The Bad Batch”), the eponymous team are a group of “defective clones with desirable mutations.” These genetic “deficiencies” allow them to execute more intricate missions that normal troopers may not be capable of.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch will presumably follow the four members of the team–Hunter, Crosshair, Tech, and Wrecker–as well as new member Echo. The series will be set during a period adjacent to the Clone Wars with the quartet eking out a living as mercenaries and struggling to find a new purpose. This also offers the possibility of re-visiting The Clone Wars characters such as Ahsoka Tano.
It can also be assumed that Dee Bradley Baker will resume his role as pretty much every Clone Trooper ever…
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett, with Carrie Beck as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer. Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.