“The Bad Batch” is an episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. This episode was originally intended to be the premiere for a seventh season, but production on the television series was halted before the episode was completed. Scripted by Brent Friedman, it is the first in a four-part story arc focusing on a ragtag unit of clone commandos, Clone Force 99. The episode, along with the rest of its arc, premiered on April 17, 2015 at Celebration Anaheim, and was released on StarWars.com shortly after on April 29, 2015.
On April 14, 2019, it was revealed at Celebration Chicago that a finalized version of the Bad Batch arc would be part of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars revival season. On February 21, 2020, that version debuted on Disney+.