10 series like The Bad Batch you must watch

October 6, 2022
Amanda Guarragi 0
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This article discusses series like the Star Wars series The Bad Batch you must watch.

The Star Wars shows on Disney Plus have been doing well among the fans, and The Bad Batch is one of the better-animated series to be released. The series had What we look for in a sci-fi series a chunky 16-episode season, and it was filled with so much lore from The Clone Wars and Rebels that many fans had wanted for a very long time. If you’re missing the series, there are 10 shows to watch before it hits Disney Plus next year. The following series listed are a mixture of sci-fi/fantasy and some animated series that complement The Bad Batch. 

10 series  like The Bad Batch you must watch

The Mandalorian (2019) 

When The Mandalorian was released as one of the first Disney Plus series, there was so much hype surrounding it. Especially because Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni were behind it. The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.

Book of Boba Fett (2021)

Boba Fett has always been a fan favorite, and seeing him again in The Mandalorian was a real treat. They wanted him to get a spin-off so badly, and he finally got one — Book of Boba Fett. The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. There are some memorable cameos in this show that helped fans get through this series. 

The Clone Wars (2008)

The Clone Wars is one of the most beloved Star Wars series in the universe. As more star systems get swept into the Clone Wars, the valiant Jedi knights struggle to maintain order. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano embark on a mission that brings them face-to-face with Jabba the Hutt. Plotting against them is evil Count Dooku and his agent, Asajj Ventress, who would ensure that the Jedis fail. Meanwhile, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead the clone army against the forces of the Dark Side. When this series ended, there was not a dry eye anywhere. It had wonderful character arcs and the animation was a step forward for the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars: Rebels (2014) 

Another animated project that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves is Star Wars: Rebels. This series is probably the most linked to The Bad Batch. Beginning fourteen years after the Revenge of the Sith and five years before A New Hope, Rebels takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy. Imperial forces are hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights while a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form.

Andor (2022)

The most recent Star Wars project to be released is the prequel series to Rogue One featuring Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). Andor brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It is a spy thriller directed by Tony Gilroy, and it highlights the beginning of the rebellion. It explores both sides, and how much of an asset Andor is.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) 

Fans have always wanted Ewan McGreggor to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi. More importantly, they wanted him to return with Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. The series is set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), the series follows Kenobi as he sets out to rescue the kidnapped Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) from the Galactic Empire, leading to a confrontation with his former apprentice, Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen). Like The Bad Batch, we get more Star Wars lore to fill the gaps between important events. 

Tales of the Jedi (2022) 

This series is about to come out on Disney Plus, and it’s an animated series you shouldn’t miss if you love Star Wars. Each episode of Tales of the Jedi tells a short story featuring Jedi from the Star Wars prequel trilogy era. The six episodes are split into two “paths”: the first following Ahsoka Tano across various points in her life, and the other depicting a young Count Dooku before his fall to the dark side of the Force.

Star Wars: Visions (2021)

Disney wanted to present a new style of animation, so they went with anime for this anthology series, and it’s beautiful. Set in an alternate history, Star Wars: Visions is 20 years after a war between the Feudal-Jedi Empire and a renegade Jedi sect called the Sith, a lone wanderer known only as the “Ronin” witnesses a legion of former stormtroopers attempt to besiege a small village. Getting a glimpse of other stories in the universe is always a bonus, and they can always expand on this series.

The Orville (2017) 

Switching gears to something a bit more fun and not Star Wars-related, Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville is a mixture of genres. The series is set about 400 years in the future and follows the crew of the titular spaceship who face the dangers and wonders of outer space while dealing with the familiar problems of everyday life. It does sound a bit like Star Trek, but the cast of characters makes it worth the watch. It’s a sci-fi/fantasy adventure with a bit of humor added in. 

Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020)

What’s so great about animation is that it can take an original show like Star Trek and reinvent it decades later. Star Trek: Lower Decks follows the various missions and adventures of the “lower deckers” (low-ranking officers with menial jobs) on the USS Cerritos, one of Starfleet’s least important starships. It’s a fun concept, and much like The Bad Batch, it takes an unlikely group and centers a show around them. 

Do you have any other recommendations for series like The Bad Batch? Let us know!

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