May The 4th Be With The Bad Batch
April 4, 2021
Animated Series STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH launches on Disney+ today – Scored by Scored by STAR WARS animation vet Kevin Kiner
STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH, a spin-off of animated series THE CLONE WARS focused on the elite, eccentric members of Clone Force 99, debuts today on Disney+ with a special 70-minute episode. The first season contains 16 episodes, with the second following on Friday, May 7 and the rest on following Fridays. Composer Kevin Kiner (who scored THE CLONE WARS series as well as STAR WARS: REBELS) continues to keep the STAR WARS musical tradition as he scores THE BAD BATCH. Kiner originally composed his “Bad Batch Theme” for the final season of THE CLONE WARS, and carries it into the new series.
The series features voice actors Dee Bradley Baker, who voices all of the clone troopers in the series, including the members of Clone Force 99/the Bad Batch (Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair and Echo) and Captain Rex; with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, an elite mercenary and sniper, Stephen Stanton as Grand Moff Tarkin, a high-ranking Imperial officer, Andrew Kishino as Saw Gerrera, a freedom fighter with ties to the Rebel Alliance, and Michelle Ang as Omega, a mysterious girl from Kamino who joins the Bad Batch on their missions.
Related: Read my interview with composer Kevin Kiner on scoring THE CLONE WARS an REBELS in my April/May Soundtrax column – rdl.
Watch the series trailer: