'Star Wars: The Bad Batch': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Clone Force 99's animated show

Lucasfilm takes us back to the Clone War era with tales of Clone Force 99: The Bad Batch


                            'Star Wars: The Bad Batch': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Clone Force 99's animated show
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'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' came to a world-shaking conclusion earlier this year, getting to complete its story despite its apparent cancellation in 2013. For years, fans lamented the loss of the series and the incomplete 'Bad Batch' episode circulated the internet — the first story arc to begin the show's seventh and final season of 'The Clone Wars'.

Though that series is finished, its legacy continues, as stories set during the 'Clone Wars' era will be continued, told through the stories of 'Clone Force 99: the Bad Batch'. Stay tuned to this page for news, release dates, trailers, casting announcements and everything else you need to know about this return to the 'Star Wars' animated extended universe.

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Release date

While there is no specific release date for 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch,' it is expected to come out in 2021 on Disney+. 

Plot

According to the official 'Star Wars' website, "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." 

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Cast

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker attends The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 14, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California (Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)

While the cast for 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' has not officially been announced, it seems highly probably that Dee Bradley Baker will return to reprise his role as each member of the Bad Batch. Baker has voiced every clone in 'The Clone Wars' since the series began, as well as several other voices, and of course, the members of the Bad Batch themselves. He is a prolific voice actor, who in addition to his 'Star Wars' work has also appeared on 'American Dad,' 'Phineas & Ferb,' and 'Ben 10,' as well as countless other animated properties.

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News

The announcement for the series was made on July 13, 2020. "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 of Content at 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."

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