Thanks to a post that is now missing and a press release that Comic Book has posted, it appears that the next animated Star Wars series will be Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

There’s even a title graphic that was shared by known Star Wars insider Clayton Sandell, so while the official Star Wars page listing is missing for some reason (at the time of this posting at least), I’m going with this being a legit animated project.

The press release details that the show will follow the Bad Batch clones after the end of The Clone Wars, and that it will debut on Disney+ in 2021. It sounds like the Batch will be mercing it while trying to navigate the rise of the Empire and all of the perils it brings to their former galactic republic.

From the Release:

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.”

Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+ says, “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. 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.”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The MandalorianStar Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars RebelsStar Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars ResistanceNCIS) with Carrie Beck (The MandalorianStar Wars Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.

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