According to the official announcement from The Bad Batch makers, fans are going to join the Clone Force 99 as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.
From The Mandalorian director and Star Wars: The Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni comes the upcoming series, titled Star Wars: The Bad Batch which is set to follow the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch. It was announced on July 13 that this animated series will be making its debut to Disney+ in 2021.
- A little more about The Bad Batch
- Who makes up The Bad Batch
- Which era is The Bad Batch set to take place?
- What does Disney+ has to say about it?
We have decided to put a halt on online rumours and speculatory discussions around what this big animated Star Wars TV show might be. Here’s everything we know so far.
A little more about Star Wars: The Bad Batch
The Bad Batch, officially known as Clone Force 99, is a squad of Clone Troopers that fought during the Clone Wars. But, what makes The Bad Batch unique is its members. They all are defective and have slight mutations that make them different and in some areas stronger and superior to ordinary Clones.
The Bad Batch was first introduced to us in season 7 of The Clone Wars as they assisted Anakin, Mace Windu and co. to victory in the Battle of Anaxes.
When we first met the Bad Batch, it consisted of four members, all unique individuals with different abilities and personalities. Fans were introduced to the squad’s fifth member during their four-episode arc.
Who makes up Star Wars: The Bad Batch
First comes the leader of The Bad Batch, and a commando sergeant who served as the commanding officer of Clone Force 99 in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. His mutations gave him an edge and extraordinary senses and he was fondly called Hunter. Next comes one of the most popular members of the Clone Force 99, nicknamed Crosshair. His genetic mutations gave him exceptional eyesight that enabled him to shoot at a target from 10kms away. Because of this, he served as the often aloof and cold sharpshooter of the team. Tech, as he was fondly called, knew his way around any piece of technology he got his hands on. Often talkative, his eagerness to dispense trivia on any given subject kept viewers entertained. Wrecker was another member whose mutations granted him superhuman strength. He was practically the walking tank of the group, who had a deep passion for explosions and destroying enemy material with his bare hands.
Last but not least comes CT-1409—nicknamed Echo. He was born on planet Kaminolike like the others and received that nickname for repeating orders while training. He was a genetic clone of Jango Fett, a human male with black hair, brown eyes, and tan skin. He was a regular throughout The Clone Wars until the third season. He was rescued by the Bad Batch and welcomed into their team in season 7.
Which era is The Bad Batch set to take place?
The Bad Batch is set to take place during the Imperial Era which is several years after the Clone Wars.
According to the official announcement of the show, fans are going to join the Clone Force 99 as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.
It also says that in the post-Clone War era, the squad will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.
What does Disney+ have to say about it?
In a recent media interaction, Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content for Disney+, stated, “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. The statement further said, “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.”
Even though most of Hollywood’s film and television productions have halted because of the ongoing crisis, Star Wars fans have something to look forward to. Let us know what you think of the upcoming show in comments box below.