Disney+ has unveiled a new trailer for the highly anticipated animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is a spinoff of The Clone Wars.
The series tells the story of the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars), also known as Clone Force 99, “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. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find a new purpose.”
The Empire isn’t satisfied with Clone Force 99, and they want them cleaned out, so they find themselves on the run and starting on an adventure across the galaxy. They also get the help of a youthful kid who seems to know a lot about the Bad Batch team.
Dave Filoni is executive producing the series along with 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 WarsRebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+ talked about the series saying:
“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. 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.”
The characters that make up The Bad Batch join Hunter, Crosshair, Tech, Wrecker, and Echo, and here’s some extra information on them:
The squad consisted of four clone troopers designed with genetic mutations. “Crosshair,” a clone with brilliant eyesight abilities, “Wrecker,” a reckless clone with enhanced muscular form, and “Tech,” a clone with enhanced mental capacity and intelligence. They were led by Clone Sergeant “Hunter,” a clone with enhanced sensory abilities. Each member of the squad had a skull icon on their clone trooper armor, which could be seen as their unofficial logo and helped set the four apart from other clone units. They called normal troopers by the nickname “regs.” Following the Battle of Anaxes, Clone Corporal “Echo” joined the squad.
Clone Force 99 was named in remembrance of 99, a malformed maintenance clone who died while aiding the defense of Kamino from the Separatist invasion. The unit originated as a batch of clones who were born with “desirable” genetic mutations that made them superior soldiers. These mutations also had the unique effect of altering their appearance and voice greatly from regular clones. Each one of the members acquired certain abilities unique to the team. The team nicknamed themselves “The Bad Batch”. While part of the army, they earned quite the reputation. They were known to have a 100% success rate. The squad worked together with Marshal Commander CC-2224 on certain occasions, but did not report to anyone in particular.