Tomorrow is an international holiday for many film fans as May 4th is widely celebrated as Star Wars Day, also known as “May the Fourth Be With You.” According to a Disney+ press release, the streaming service has announced an array of content to acknowledge the festivities including the premiere of the new animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Beginning tomorrow at 12 a.m. PT, Disney+ will launch its first original Star Wars title since The Mandalorian. The Bad Batch follows a motley crew of experimented clones whose only mission now is survival. Check out the new character trailer below:
Star Wars: The Bad Batch official synopsis:
The series 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 which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose. – via the Disney+ press release.
In addition to this new series, Lucasfilm has partnered with fellow Disney+ property, The Simpsons, for a new short starring the youngest Simpson offspring, Maggie. In The Force Awakens From Its Nap, the characters of Springfield cross paths with the iconic characters from a galaxy far, far away.
According to the Disney+ press release, two other series will explore the technology and locales that make the Star Wars universe so special. In Star Wars Biomes, viewers will be taken on virtual tours of different locations throughout Star Wars lore. And in Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs, hardcore fans will get to study the tech behind some of the franchise’s most famous spaceships and cruisers.
Finally, the streaming platform will showcase original artwork submitted by fans and artists alike. Through May 9 the pieces will be available to review. If you see a particular work you like, it will be available to purchase on Amazon.