The Star Wars Universe is expanding with the Disney+ original series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Spinning out of the animated series The Clone Wars, the 14-episode Season 1 will debut on Star Wars Day, May 4.
The Bad Batch follows an “elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War,” reads the official description. Each member of the Bad Batch has his own specific skill, and together, they make a formidable crew in a galaxy far, far away.
Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian) will executive produce the new series, and Jennifer Corbett will serve as head writer. The premiere episode of The Bad Batch will be a special 70-minute premiere, landing on Disney+ on Star Wars Day, May 4. After this initial premiere, new episodes will hit the streaming service every Friday, beginning with May 7. Check out the episode release date guide below.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch release dates:
- Episode 1 – May 4
- Episode 2 – May 7
- Episode 3 – May 14
- Episode 4 – May 21
- Episode 5 – May 28
- Episode 6 – June 4
- Episode 7 – June 11
- Episode 8 – June 18
- Episode 9 – June 25
- Episode 10 – July 2
- Episode 11 – July 9
- Episode 12 – July 16
- Episode 13 – July 23
- Episode 14 – July 30
In order to watch The Bad Batch, you’ll need to sign up for Disney+. Walt Disney’s streaming service offers up a wide-array of programming from classic Disney and Fox movies to TV shows you know and love. Additionally, there are original programs like WandaVision, The Mandalorian, and the upcoming Loki.
Disney+ has multiple subscription plans. You can subscribe for $8 a month or $80 a year. You can also bundle it with Hulu (ad-supported) and ESPN+ for $14 a month or the same bundle, with an ad-free Hulu, for $20 a month. Check out the link below for more info on the Disney+ plans.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is just one of many things joining Disney+ for the month of May. The original series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers wraps its first season on May 28. The series is a follow-up to the Mighty Ducks films, but in this series, that hockey team has become the villains, and it’s up to a group of young hockey players to take them down.
Additionally, arriving on May 28 to Premier Access is Cruella. The 101 Dalmatians prequel tells the origin story of the fur coat-wearing villain Cruella Deville as she transforms from a nobody into a woman that wants to make dogs into clothes. However, until the vast majority of Disney+’s offerings, you’ll have to pay a little extra to watch it. Premier Access content sits behind a paywall and you’ll have to pay $30 to watch Cruella–but you can watch it as many times as you like.
Finally, if you’re preparing for a fun May the 4th–Star Wars Day–you may want to check out some really cool Star Wars deals featuring games, toys, a Baby Yoda waffle maker, and more.