Filling the gap between ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH, Star Wars: The Clone Wars followed the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, and a variety of Clones and Jedi fighting in the Clone Wars, but unfortunately, the animated series was never given the chance to properly conclude as Disney elected to pull the plug. However, it was announced at Star Wars Celebration 2018 that Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be returning with twelve all-new episodes set to air on the Disney+ streaming service, which would continue the storylines introduced in the original series exploring the events leading up to to REVENGE OF THE SITH.
With the series set to drop on Disney+ next week, a new trailer has been released which focuses on the Bad Batch, an elite group of Clone Troopers who are a little more…unique than your average trooper. Here’s a more thourough explanation via StarWars.com.
During the creation of the clone army, the Kaminoans made genetic experiments in an attempt to create super soldiers. While the plan never quite worked, four of those experiments came to form Clone Force 99, or, as they called themselves, the Bad Batch. The Bad Batch were indeed an elite group, though their methods were somewhat unorthodox. The team’s clones were wildly different from each other, with unique personalities and body types: Hunter, the stoic and strong leader; Wrecker, the hot-headed brute; Tech, the intellectual and strategist; and Crosshair, the fast, deadly master of close-quarters combat. The group proved pivotal in the mission to recover an algorithm from Separatist forces on Anaxes.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will debut on Disney+ on February 21st.