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25 January 2023
Star Wars: The Bad Batch returns for its second season. Presumed dead by the Empire, Clone Force 99 must decide whether to live in hiding or risk everything by fighting. Watch the animated series now on Disney+.
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Source link Move over ‘The Mandalorian’, there’s a new intergalactic show in town and it’s ready to take over your screens. ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ is the newest animated entrant in the ‘Star Wars’ universe, promising all the action and adventure that has made the galaxy so beloved and renowned.
‘The Bad Batch’ refers to a group of genetically-enhanced clones created by Kaminoan scientist Nala Se and introduced in the 4th season of the ‘Clone Wars’ series. These clones were believed to have a unique genetic mutation that made them stronger and more proficient in combat than the normal clones.
The Bad Batch are reunited and take on a new mission to find their place in a galaxy much changed from the one they knew from the Clone Wars. Set after Order 66, the group find themselves struggling to find their place and learn to use their uniqueness to help them survive in the new environment.
The ‘Bad Batch’ animation goes right to the source of the ‘Star Wars’ lore, employing the same art style and genre as the preceding ‘Clone Wars’ series. This makes it an instant classic and captures the heart of the original series, bringing the story to life in a stunning and captivating new format.
The series is perfect for any fan of ‘Star Wars’ and promises action, adventure, and suspense from the very first episode. So, pack your essentials and get ready for the new generation of ‘Star Wars’. Don’t miss out: The Bad Batch is back with a vengeance.