As is, it seems fitting that The Bad Batch will debut on Star Wars day. The arrival of the animated series marks the return of the hype train for Star Wars, especially after the mind-blowing finale of The Mandalorian Season 2.
Collider shared in a report that Disney officially announced that Star Wars: The Bad Batch will premiere on Tuesday, May 4th.
As of writing, the link from Collider became inaccessible. Despite that, here is a copy of the report from the outlet:
“Disney has announced that Star Wars: The Bad Batch will premiere on Tuesday, May 4th. Per the official synopsis, “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.”
In many ways, this is both a significant and timely move for Lucasfilm. Clearly, the gap between the two projects is long, and many would agree that placing the show’s premiere on Star Wars day is a win-win situation for the franchise.