“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” — a new animated show that is essentially a sequel series to “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” — will begin streaming on Disney Plus in 2021, Disney announced Monday.

The series — set after the events of “The Clone Wars” will focus on elite experimental clones called the Bad Batch, who appeared in the first few episodes of “The Clone Wars” finale season.

The “Bad Batch” — a squad of genetically modified clones — will explore the galaxy in the post-Clone Wars era. The group will take on mercenary missions as they struggle to find a purpose in the Empire’s early years.

  • “Giving new and existing fans the final chapter of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ has been our honor at Disney Plus, and we are overjoyed by the global response to this landmark series,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, 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.”

“Clone Wars” showrunner Dave Filoni will be an executive producer on the show.