Disney Plus animated series Star Wars The Bad Batch is slated to premiere with its 70-minute first episode on 4 May 2021, which is also known as the annual Star Wars Day for fans of the franchise. Ahead of its premiere, Hot Toys has announced that members of the Bad Batch are getting 1/6th scale figure collections on its official Facebook account.
However, no other details have been revealed as of yet. We’ll probably get all members of the team, including Echo himself.
Star Wars The Bad Batch 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 that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
The Bad Batch was originally introduced in the final season of Star Wars The Clone Wars, and they were the focus of the first major story arc in the aforementioned season. The Bad Batch is an elite clone commando squad consisting of four clone troopers designed with genetic mutations. These include:
- “Tech,” a clone with heightened mental capacity and intelligence.
- Clone Sergeant “Hunter,” a clone with improved sensory abilities.
- “Wrecker,” a clone with enhanced strength.
- “Crosshair,” a clone with sharpshooter abilities.
Each member of the Bad Batch could be identified by a skull icon on their clone trooper armour. Following the Battle of Anaxes (which happened in the first four episodes of Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 7), fan-favourite Clone Corporal “Echo” also officially joined the squad.
Star Wars The Clone Wars creator and The Mandalorian executive producer Dave Filoni will return for Star Wars The Bad Batch as executive producer alongside 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).
Meanwhile, Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels) will act as head writer and co-executive producer, while Josh Rimes will be the producer (Star Wars Resistance).
In the meantime, check out the trailer below, or head on over here to check out the latest poster: