Clone Force 99, aka The Bad Batch, is on the run in this new action-packed trailer, revealing its premiere date on Star Wars Day – May 4, 2021!
Join Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo as they flee from the newly formed Galactic Empire following the end of the Clone Wars.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Trailer
WHO ARE THE BAD BATCH?
For those yet to catch up on the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Bad Batch are a special covert ops team originally comprised of 4 genetically modified clone troopers with unique specialties in cloak and dagger, demolitions, engineering, and more. They go by Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, and Crosshair, respectively.
It wasn’t until the Clone Wars reached the planet of Anaxes, where the Bad Batch, Captain Rex, and Anakin Skywalker discovered that the Confederacy of Independent Systems (aka. The CIS/Separatists) were using Clone Trooper “Echo” to formulate combat strategies against the Clone Army. Echo was declared killed in action at the Citadel (a CIS maximums security prison) on a mission to rescue Jedi Master & General Even Piell after having been caught in an explosion.
After the Republic regained control of Anaxes, Echo made the decision to stay with the Bad Batch and operate independently from the other clones of the Grand Army of the Republic. Little did they know what would await them…
ENTER THE GALACTIC EMPIRE
With the Supreme Chancellor turned Emperor during the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Sheev Palpatine officially declared the reorganization of the Republic into the first Galactic Empire and we all know how those plans turned out… With the galaxy thrown into turmoil under this new tyrannical government, many of the allies of the Republic, such as the Jedi and the Bad Batch, were forced into hiding or on the run as planets were placed under Imperial occupation.
Official Star Wars: The Bad Batch Press Release
“STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH” TRAILER & KEY ART DEBUT
Original Animated Series from Lucasfilm Starts Streaming on May 4 Exclusively on Disney+
BURBANK, Calif. (March 30, 2021) — Check out the brand-new trailer for Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” an original animated series launching exclusively on Disney+. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” makes its debut on Tuesday, May 4, with a special 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday starting on May 7.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” 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 that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”) and Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) with Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star 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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