Star Wars: The Bad Batch trailer, release date unveiled

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Today, Disney+ unveiled a new trailer for its animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is now set to premiere on Star Wars Day, May 4th.

The series 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, which 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 their place in a galaxy far, far away.

In addition to introducing us to the Clone Force 99 crew – Hunter, Echo, Tech, and Wrecker – the trailer also highlights The Mandalorian's Fennec Shaw (Ming-Na Wen), who appears in the new show.

If you ask me, Star Wars: The Bad Batch looks super slick. Each character, as well as the world, has been given a spit shine, and the Clone Wars universe has never looked better. Fans can expect plenty of jaw-dropping visuals in addition to meaningful character moments from the new team. The Bad Batch may be under the thumb of the Empire at the start, but soon they'll break the chains that bind them and strike out on their own.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch will premiere with a special 70-minute episode, with new episodes arriving every Friday, starting May 7th. 

Source: Disney+

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.