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Want more Star Wars? A new animated series will debut on Disney+ in 2021

Want more Star Wars? A new animated series will debut on Disney+ in 2021

The Bad Batch characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (Photo: Disney)

A new animated Star Wars series focused on an elite group of clones will debut on Walt Disney Co's Disney+ streaming service in 2021, the company announced on Monday (Jul 13).

Called Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the series will follow the experimental clones in a rapidly changing galaxy following the end of the Clone War, the company said.

FILE PHOTO: Dave Filoni, director of the new animated film "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", poses with a Storm Trooper character at the film's U.S. premiere in Hollywood, California August 10, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Disney is investing in new programming to draw customers to the Disney+ subscription streaming service, which launched in November 2019 and had more than 50 million subscribers as of early April. Star Wars is one of the company's premiere franchises.

The Bad Batch clones were introduced in previous animated series The Clone Wars. In the new series, the clones will take on mercenary missions to try to stay afloat and find a new purpose.

Dave Filoni, a writer, producer and director of Clone Wars and Star Wars series The Mandalorian, will serve as an executive producer on The Bad Batch.

(Source: Reuters)

Source: Reuters/sr