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The Bad Batch,' the new 'Star Wars' animated series, hits Disney Plus on May 4

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 04 May 2021

<bi-shortcode id="disclaimer" class="mceNonEditable" data-type="insiderpicks"></bi-shortcode><p><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/6090412d34af8d001859a996-1243/who-are-the-bad-batch-TALL.jpg" border="0" alt="Star Wars The Bad Batch" data-mce-source="Disney"></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><bi-shortcode id="commerce-link" class="mceNonEditable" data-cardtype="small" data-pid="5dc5bb627eece5443d2df8b9" data-purchase-option="">Monthly Subscription Service (small)</bi-shortcode><p>"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" is a new animated series debuting on <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/reviews/out'u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disneyplus.com%2Fhome" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener sponsored">Disney Plus</a> on May 4, which is a date also known as "Star Wars Day." The premiere will be an extended episode running 70 minutes, and new episodes will arrive every Friday starting May 7.</p><p>"The Bad Batch" refers to a specialized crew of soldiers introduced in another animated series, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." While most of the Republic's clone soldiers are identical, the five members of Clone Force 99 have unique abilities that make them an elite team. The miniseries takes place as the Republic army becomes the villainous Galactic Empire from the original "Star Wars" film, and the members of The Bad Batch are forced to choose sides.</p><div><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BsOmYpP4UDU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/reviews/out'u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disneyplus.com%2Fhome" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener sponsored">Disney Plus</a> is the streaming home for the entire "Star Wars" franchise, including more original series. "<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-the-mandalorian" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Mandalorian</a>" completed season two in fall 2020, and Disney has announced a full lineup of upcoming <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/star-wars-disney-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Star Wars" movies and shows</a>.</p><h2><strong>How to watch 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' on Disney Plus</strong></h2><p>To watch "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" you'll need a <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/reviews/out'postSource=bi%7C5f4fbdd169bd042d37734e82&amp;sessionid=16200664105906gdgstsf&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fdisneyplus.bn5x.net%2Fc%2F196318%2F564546%2F9358%3Fu%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.disneyplus.com%252F" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener sponsored">Disney Plus</a> subscription. The service costs $8 a month or $80 a year. The series premieres on May 4, and new episodes will debut every Friday starting May 7.</p><p>You can find the Disney Plus app on iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, and most smart TV and <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/best-streaming-box-stick" target="_blank" rel="noopener">streaming player</a> brands. You can also access the service through the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/reviews/out'postSource=bi%7C5f4fbdd169bd042d37734e82&amp;sessionid=16200664105904dbojjc6&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fdisneyplus.bn5x.net%2Fc%2F196318%2F564546%2F9358%3Fu%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.disneyplus.com%252F" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener sponsored">Disney Plus website</a> to watch online.</p><p>Disney Plus has some of the best quality options of any streaming service, with support for up to <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-hdr-tv" target="_blank" rel="noopener">4K HDR video</a> with Dolby Vision and <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-dolby-atmos" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dolby Atmos</a>. You can also <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/disney-plus-app" target="_blank" rel="noopener">download movies and shows</a> to watch offline later.</p><p>If you're looking for more "Star Wars" series and films to stream, be sure to check out our <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/star-wars-disney-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">full breakdown of all the "Star Wars" offerings</a> on Disney Plus, and our list of <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/ranked-the-10-best-star-wars-video-games-2019-4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the top "Star Wars" video games</a>.</p><h2><strong>What other movies and shows can I watch on Disney Plus'</strong></h2><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/reviews/out'postSource=bi%7C5f4fbdd169bd042d37734e82&amp;sessionid=1620066410590bt0ybz5x&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fdisneyplus.bn5x.net%2Fc%2F196318%2F564546%2F9358%3Fu%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.disneyplus.com%252F" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener sponsored">Disney Plus</a> is an on-demand subscription service that gives you access to thousands of hours worth of "Star Wars," <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/marvel-disney-plus">Marvel</a>, and Disney movies and shows for $8 a month or $80 per year.</p><p>In addition to a huge library that includes almost every "Star Wars" program, Disney Plus also offers a collection of exclusive series like the "The Right Stuff," and Marvel shows like "<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-wandavision" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WandaVision</a>" and "<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-the-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Falcon and the Winter Soldier</a>."</p><p>You can check out a detailed roundup of all the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/new-shows-disney-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Disney Plus exclusive shows here</a>, and a full breakdown of all the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/new-movies-disney-plus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">exclusive Disney Plus movies here</a>.</p><bi-shortcode id="commerce-link" class="mceNonEditable" data-cardtype="small" data-pid="5dc5bb627eece5443d2df8b9" data-purchase-option="">Monthly Subscription Service (small)</bi-shortcode><bi-shortcode id="commerce-link" class="mceNonEditable" data-cardtype="small" data-pid="5e38a0505bc79c55442b3598" data-purchase-option="">Bundle Monthly Subscription (small)</bi-shortcode><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-star-wars-the-bad-batch-disney-plus#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p>
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