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"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."
―Agnes Chu announcing The Bad Batch[1]

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is an animated television series that acts as both a sequel to and a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It focuses on the squad known as Clone Force 99 (a band of genetically enhanced clone troopers). It was announced on July 13, 2020 and premiered on Disney+ on May 4, 2021.[1] The first season has sixteen episodes[12], and its musical score was composed by Kevin Kiner, who previously worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.[13]

Official description[]

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 new purpose.[1]

Development[]

"During our first year on Disney+, our animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, saw tremendous success with its epic seventh and final season. Building on the legacy of The Clone Wars, our new animated series The Bad Batch, follows the specialist commandos of Clone Force 99 as they embark on new missions in a rapidly changing galaxy."
―Kathleen Kennedy, on The Bad Batch during the Disney Investor Day 2020[14]

The Bad Batch was announced on July 13, 2020, along with the producers and writers attached to the show. Dave Filoni, Athena Yvette Portillo, Brad Rau, and Jennifer Corbett were named as executive producers. Carrie Beck also served as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer. Rau also served as supervising director while Corbett was named as the series' head writer.[1]

On August 5, 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.[15]

Marketing[]

The first trailer for the first season of the Bad Batch was unveiled at a Disney investors presentation on December 10, 2020.[16] A second trailer was released on March 30, 2021.[17]

On May 29, Lucasfilm released the official trailer for the series' second season at the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022.[18][19]

Release[]

The first episode of The Bad Batch premiered on Disney+ on May 4, 2021 with a 74-minute[20] premiere episode.[21] The first season ran for 16 episodes until August 13, 2021.[12][22]

Credits[]

By type
Cast Crew Uncredited

Cast

Crew

Seasons[]

Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
1
16[12]
May 4, 2021[3]
August 13, 2021[22]
2
16[2]
September 28, 2022[31]

Sources[]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Bad Batch, An All-New Animated Series, to Debut on Disney+ in 2021 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Disney+ Debuts Teaser Trailer For Season 2 Of "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" At Star Wars Celebration on dmedmedia.disney.com (archived from the original on June 3, 2022)
  3. 3.0 3.1 TwitterLogo.svg Star Wars (@starwars) on Twitter: "Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an Original Series, starts streaming May the 4th on @DisneyPlus." (backup link)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Aftermath"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Rampage"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "War-Mantle"
  7. 7.0 7.1 InstagramIcon.png Matt Michnovetz on Instagram: Michnovetz announcing The Bad Batch (July 13, 2020): "(You writing any episodes of the series, Matt?) - yep" (screenshot)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Decommissioned"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cut and Run"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cornered"
  11. Star Wars: The Bad Batch begins with Order 66, an event that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Battlefront: Twilight Company establishes that the Stormtrooper Corps was founded by clone commandos, an event that occured shortly before and during the fourteenth episode, "War-Mantle." Because Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know dates the formation of the corps to nineteen years before the Battle of Yavin, an event that Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY, the Stormtrooper Corps was founded in 19 BBY, and "War-Mantle" takes place in the same year. "Return to Kamino" and "Kamino Lost" take place shortly afterwards, so they take place in approximately the same year.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Keane, Sean: Star Wars: The Bad Batch crew talks season length, Omega and Imperial oppression (May 3, 2021) on CNET (archived from the original on May 3, 2021)
  13. Episode CDIX: Kevin Kiner and the Bad Batch on fullofsith.com (archived from the original on April 21, 2021)
  14. DisneyCompany-favicon.png Disney Investor Day 2020 on The Walt Disney Company official website (backup link)
  15. StarWars.com Disney+ Announces Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch on StarWars.com (backup link)
  16. SWYTlogo.png Sizzle | The Bad Batch | Disney+ on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  17. SWYTlogo.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch | Official Trailer | Disney+ on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  18. StarWars.com SWCA 2022: 6 Highlights from the Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 Panel on StarWars.com (backup link)
  19. SWYTlogo.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch | Season 2 Official Trailer | Disney+ on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  20. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Aftermath"
  21. D23 logo.png Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in May 2021 on D23.com (backup link)
  22. 22.0 22.1 D23 logo.png Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in August 2021 on D23.com (backup link)
  23. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Battle Scars"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Devil's Deal"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Reunion"
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Common Ground"
  27. 27.0 27.1 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Replacements"
  28. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Bounty Lost"
  29. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Infested"
  30. TwitterLogo.svg Kiner Brothers Music (@KinerMusic) on Twitter: "So excited this is finally announced! We've got some of the best Star Wars music we've ever done coming your way. #starwars #thebadbatch #theclonewars" (backup link)
  31. Outlaw, Kofi: Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 Release Date Revealed (June 3, 2022) on ComicBook (archived from the original on June 4, 2022)
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