Famed Imperial baddie Grand Moff Tarkin got a CGI rendering in the live-action prequel Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and his animated form lives on Disney+’s upcoming animated series from franchise maestro Dave Filoni in Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which debuts on Tuesday, May the 4th, with a 70-minute premiere followed by new episodes every Friday starting on May 7.
“I want Clone Force 99, found and wiped out,” Tarkin declares in today’s trailer drop. What’s he talking about? Well, the series follows a group of elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch, who were 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 that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. We meet the guys here: Hunter, Echo, Tick, Ricket and Crosshair. And despite being “bad,” they’re kid-friendly, evident in how they decide to take a tyke on an adventure with them.
Much like Filoni’s Clone Wars and Rebels series, Bad Batch looks to deliver the same amazing Star Wars cinematography, production design and action as its animation predecessors.
In addition to Filoni, EPs are 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-EP and Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance) as producer. Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
Disney+ also dropped the key art for the show, which you can see below:
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