Star Wars: The Bad Batch - What We Know So Far

Happy Star Wars Day! And what a happy day it is with the launch of the newest Star Wars animated TV series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. 

After seven seasons of The Clone Wars, and the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith you’d think we would’ve finally been told everything there is to know about Clones in the Star Wars universe... Not! 

Star Wars: The Bad Batch promises to give us a different view into the world of Clone Troopers. First introduced in season 7 of The Clone Wars, this group of “bad” Clones are getting their own show, wedged between two Star Wars trilogies. 

Here’s everything we know about The Bad Batch so far! 

When does The Bad Batch take place we hear you ask? According to the trailer, the story begins right after Order 66 in Revenge of the Sith, perhaps even in the moments when the Emperor “reorganizes” the Republic into the Empire. In Star-Wars speak that puts it roughly around 19 BBY. We don’t know yet how much time this series will span. 

What’s gonna happen in The Bad Batch?

The TV series will focus on Clone Force 99, AKA “The Bad Batch”, made up of Hunter, Tech, Crosshair, Wrecker and Echo.

These clones are accidents created by the cloners on Kamino, resulting in a “batch” of clones that look and act differently than normal Clones and the baddest batch of troopers you’ll ever meet. It is also assumed that because they are operating independently, they are immune to Order 66 or like Captain Rex able to subvert the programming. 

According to the synopsis, we’ll be following along on their adventures as they take on mercenary missions and try to find a purpose in the aftermath of the Clone Wars. Their loyalties are also unclear! 

Will we see other Star Wars character cameos? 

Because of where it happens in the timeline, The Bad Batch will almost certainly have a few more familiar faces beyond Fennec Shand. Grand Moff Tarkin appears in the trailer, as does Emperor Palpatine, so other Imperial officials could certainly follow. We might also get to see an even tinier and cuter version of Baby Yoda! This would make sense because of the Fennec Shand connection as well as explaining how Baby Yoda survived Order 66. We can also put some money on Ahsoka to show up and maybe even a cameo for Anakin! 

Star Wars: The Bad Batch starts streaming today, May 4th on Disney+

 

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