Fans of Clone Force 99 got some good news this morning with the official announcement of the premiere date for the highly anticipated Lucasfilm animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, among other dates Disney revealed for its popular streaming service Disney+.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch will officially debut on Star Wars Day this year– Tuesday, May the 4th (as in “May the 4th Be with You”) with its second episode coming just three days later on Friday, May 7th. In the sizzle reel below– which was released in December of last year to promote the upcoming show– fans got a first look at the further adventures of clones Hunter, Crosshair, Wrecker, and Tech.

What’s happening:

  • Disney+ has released a list of release dates for its upcoming original programming, including the new Lucasfilm animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is set to premiere Tuesday, May the 4th in celebration of this year’s Star Wars Day.
  • The second episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch will then debut just three days later on Friday, May 7th with additional episodes being released each Friday following that.
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a spinoff of the beloved Lucasfilm animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, centering on characters that were introduced in the show’s final season, which debuted on Disney+ in the spring of 2020.

What they’re saying:

  • Disney+: “‘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.”