Star Wars: The Bad Batch and 2 other sci-fi/fantasy shows that made Fandoms of the Year 2021

The Bad Batch premiere "Aftermath"
The Bad Batch premiere "Aftermath" /

The final FanSided Fandoms of the Year 2021 list has arrived, and it’s no surprise that Star Wars: The Bad Batch was chosen as one of the year’s top highlights.

Even though the key starting characters of The Bad Batch first appeared in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars back in 2020, this new series was the first new animated Star Wars show to premiere since Star Wars: Resistance. It was also notably the first Star Wars animated show to originate on the Disney+ platform.

In its first season, the series introduced Star Wars fans to a collection of new characters while strategically sprinkling in a few familiar faces here and there. It sparked ongoing conversations among fans online thanks to its weekly release format, and its season finale left many open doorways for future storylines and every characters’ development.

But The Bad Batch was not the only sci-fi/fantasy series to get recognition this year. Several Marvel characters and the Netflix adaption of a popular book series also made the list, giving fans of the genre a lot to digest.

WandaVision also reigns as one of the top MCU shows of the year (of which there have been many). As the first Disney+ exclusive Marvel series, Wanda and Vision’s story set an extremely high bar for the franchise’s other characters to reach for in their own respective shows. So far, this remains a fan-favorite compared to Falcon and the Winter SoldierLokiWhat if …? and Hawkeye.

Shadow and Bone, the Netflix adaption of the Leigh Bardugo book series premiered in April 2021, and both fans of the books and those experiencing the story for the first time couldn’t get enough. The first season adapted the first book in the series of the same name, and a second season is already underway to give its fans even more to love.

And those are just a few of the many fandoms being awarded the spotlights they deserve this year.

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