D23 reports that Disney and Lucasfilm have finally confirmed the release date of upcoming Disney+ streaming series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. It will premiere on Star Wars Day 2021 — May 4.
Per the official description of the series from StarWars.com:
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.
The Bad Batch animated series was confirmed by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy at the 2020 Disney Investor Day event.
At this time, few details about the upcoming show have been released. We do know, however, that Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen will be playing her The Mandalorian character, sharpshooter Fennec Shand, in animated form for the first time.
This is exciting for those who came to love Shand during her adventures with both Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Season 1 and Season 2 of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s hit live-action Star Wars series.
Wen will also appear in live-action in Mandalorian spinoff The Book of Boba Fett in December 2021.
According to IMDb, Dee Bradley Baker will also voice “Clone Troopers” in The Bad Batch. Additional information regarding the prolific voice actor’s role has not been announced at this time. Baker has done extensive work for the Star Wars franchise, serving as both Commander Cody and Captain Rex in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and even voicing Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars Detours.
Stay tuned for more details about this exciting addition to the Star Wars universe.