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Star Wars: The Bad Batch - animated series on Disney+ in 2021 - general discussion

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an all-new animated series, to debut on Disney+ in 2021’:-

Clone Force 99, from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, returns!

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-bad-batch-series-announce
 

 

'Today, Disney+ ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Fresh off of the critically-acclaimed series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Disney+ original series will premiere on the streaming service in 2021.

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.

“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,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “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.”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), 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 Wars Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.’

 
 

Star Wars’ Databank page for ‘Clone Force 99 / Bad Batch’ - https://www.starwars.com/databank/clone-force-99-bad-batch :-

‘They call themselves the Bad Batch, but the motley crew that makes up Clone Force 99 boasts an astounding 100 percent success rate and skills unseen in any other clone troopers. Adept at working together, Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, and Crosshair use their unique talents and specialized physiology to execute extraordinary solutions on the battlefield. And after rescuing the clone trooper Echo from Separatist captivity, they welcome the cybernetic soldier into their fold.’

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Yuck. They were the worst part of the final season. I slogged through their episodes just to get to the stuff everyone was saying was so great (and it was pretty good). But no way I’m devoting time to a whole series based on these characters.

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“A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.”

This has potential and I really enjoyed their episodes, even if not anywhere near my favorite. Surprised they’d announce this series before a rumored Rebels sequel series.

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Well, it’s all making sense now. Bad Batch didn’t make much sense in the larger context of Season 7 before. I’m disappointed a third of the final season was just setup for a future show.

That said, the Clone Wars animation style is really amazing and I’d love to see more of it. Hopefully, they don’t dumb it down to Rebels quality. For the story, setting it post-CW is going to be interesting, especially if it’s right after the Empire with the clones having nowhere left to turn. I just hope it doesn’t devolve into the Bad Batch joining the Rebel Alliance after the first few episodes.

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I don’t think the Bad Batch is interesting enough to build a series around, but I thought the same thing before The Mandalorian was released, and I was very, very, wrong. They must have a cool idea where they want to go with it. Can’t wait to see it!

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Sounds boring. I’ve never understood the clone obsession.

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The Force 5 said:

Sounds boring. I’ve never understood the clone obsession.

I don’t think it’s specifically because they’re clones. Some people just like the military style battles and strategy. I prefer lightsaber battles myself. The episodes that deal with their freedom of choice and identity were pretty good too. Reminded me of Blade Runner.

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This feels like DLC, glad whoever is excited is excited, but a hard pass from me.

“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV

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I can’t help but feel as though this is a wasted opportunity. The Republic Commandos make several appearances in the show. It would have been awesome if they were used instead of the Bad Batch for Season 7. If we got a series about them, it could have picked up where the game left off seeing as how it ended on a cliffhanger. It would have been really cool if we got a remake/remaster of the game to coincide with it.

Now I’m sad 😦

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The Force 5 said:

Sounds boring. I’ve never understood the clone obsession.

Same here. I’d be surprised if this gets a second season.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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I’m actually decently excited. This, I think, could be a good way to cover the early days of the Galactic Empire’s rise to power in the galaxy. It’d be very interesting to see things like the clone trooper’s final days in service to the Empire to their eventual replacement by standard stormtroopers, how the Empire dealt with systems that rebelled against imperial rule early on and maybe even get to see some of Darth Vader and the Inquisitorius, all through the eyes of a squad of “defective” clone troopers who, due to their defects, may or may not have obeyed when order 66 was issued. I think it may have the potential to be quite an interesting series IF they do not drag it on for too long. Maybe 3 seasons at most?

I’m choosing optimism and hoping for the best.

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I hope this in the into:

“Ten years ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Imperial underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find them… maybe you can hire… The Bad Batch.”

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Rodney-2187 said:

I hope this in the into:

"Ten years ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Imperial underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find them… maybe you can hire… The Bad Batch.

I think it wouldn’t be a bad thing to do the show in a similar way, lol

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LexX said:

The Force 5 said:

Sounds boring. I’ve never understood the clone obsession.

Same here. I’d be surprised if this gets a second season.

I predict it’ll last about as long as that Resistance show.

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It’s gonna be great. These were the last characters created by George back when he was running things, and were always intended to spin off into their own show.

Can’t wait for it to come out.

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There will be an expansion pack of Bad Batch characters for the new Lego Skywalker Saga game. That game is scheduled to be released in Spring 2021. Could this series be released around the same time or before? The Bad Batch did show up in season 7 of The Clone Wars, but I’m thinking they may want to start their series not long after The Mandalorian season 2 finishes up, just to keep the streaming going. I think the character pack DLC would make more sense after the series premiers, but I suppose the arc they’ve already been in could be enough. Just wishful thinking.

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Rodney-2187 said:

There will be an expansion pack of Bad Batch characters for the new Lego Skywalker Saga game. That game is scheduled to be released in Spring 2021. Could this series be released around the same time or before? The Bad Batch did show up in season 7 of The Clone Wars, but I’m thinking they may want to start their series not long after The Mandalorian season 2 finishes up, just to keep the streaming going. I think the character pack DLC would make more sense after the series premiers, but I suppose the arc they’ve already been in could be enough. Just wishful thinking.

It would most likely start streaming in a similar timeline to Clone Wars’ final season, winter 2021, give or take a couple weeks, as it’s the almost entirely the same team (writers, animators, editors, etc… give or take a couple new hires).

Mandalorian shifted a week or so between seasons, so maybe Bad Batch will be slightly earlier in 2021 than Clone Wars was in 2020… or maybe it’ll be slightly later due to COVID-19. Disney may not have even decided yet.