The newest sequence to debut in Disney+’s impressive 2021 slate, Unhealthy Batch, is a spin-off from the fan-favorite animated sequence, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The sequence follows a crew of clone troopers—Clone Pressure 99, aka the Unhealthy Batch.
Clone Pressure 99 is a commando particular forces squad. The clones within the crew—Hunter, Wrecker, Crosshair, Tech, and Echo—have been every designed with “fascinating” genetic mutations. Hunter boasts enhanced sensory skills (particularly for sensing electromagnetic indicators) and is the chief of the squad Wrecker is additional sturdy and loves a superb battle; Crosshair has eager eyesight and professional marksmanship, which makes him beneficial in long-range battle eventualities; Tech has enhanced psychological capability and intelligence; and Echo, who solely survived a earlier battle after being taken prisoner by being changed into a cyborg.
We first obtained to see the Unhealthy Batch in a handful of episodes within the seventh (and last) season of The Clone Wars sequence, the place they labored with Captain Rex and Anakin Skywalker to infiltrate an enemy base. Now, The Unhealthy Batch is ready in the course of the aftermath of the Clone Wars. The present will possible function the crew taking over mercenary missions with little regard to the foundations.
Past what will be seen within the sequence’ trailer, not a lot is thought concerning the present. The trailer does present Grand Moff Tarkin making orders to seek out and take out Clone Pressure 99, in addition to Fennec Shand and Captain Rex. There are additionally rumors circulating that Ahsoka Tano might make an look on the present, similar to she did in The Mandalorian and (clearly) will do within the upcoming Disney+ sequence Ahsoka.
Figuring out a little bit bit concerning the Unhealthy Batch’s historical past, skills, and (lack of) regard for authority must be sufficient data for informal viewers to benefit from the present. Nevertheless, in order for you a greater understanding of the group, we advocate watching no less than season seven of The Clone Wars, if not your entire sequence. And possibly additionally Assault of the Clones. And Revenge of the Sith (sure, we all know that’s rather a lot however we swear it’s value it). In truth, simply partake in all issues Star Wars as a result of it’s all actually good, including the books.
The Unhealthy Batch premieres on Disney+ on Tuesday, Could 4—which is, by the best way, Star Wars Day—with an astounding 70-minute premiere. It will likely be adopted by an unknown variety of new episodes each Friday beginning on Could 7.