Star Wars: The Bad Batch age rating: Is it appropriate for kids?

Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 701 “The Bad Batch” .. Image Courtesy Disney+
Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 701 “The Bad Batch” .. Image Courtesy Disney+ /

Star Wars Day isn’t as far off as it seems, which means May 4 is fast approaching. And with it, the premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+. The series centered on the titular group is geared to take fans, young and old, back to the events after The Clone Wars.

Yes, viewers will be following the Empire’s rise, but from the perspective of the Bad Batch, a group of elite clone soldiers first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We’ll be returning to Crosshair, Echo, Hunter, Tech and Wrecker’s story at a pinnacle point in their lives.

With the Clone War over, Clone Force 99 will be figuring out their new purpose. They’re highly skilled operatives, which is perfect for mercenary work but as the world continues to change around them they’ll be struggling to stay afloat.

The Bad Batch, however, don’t bother with kid gloves. The edge they live on may be a bit sharper than the youngest audiences can handle, so stick with us as we lay out what to expect with the show.

Is The Bad Batch for kids?

Currently, The Bad Batch doesn’t have a rating, but we figure it won’t be too far off from its predecessor The Clone Wars‘ rating which is TV-PG. As such parental guidance is necessary for the youngins.

UPDATE 5/4/2021: The Bad Batch now has a confirmed rating of TV-PG.

According to the IMDb parental guide for The Clone Wars, there were mild sexual innuendoes, moderate violence including body disintegration, electrocution, and veiled decapitation in the series. Some violent sequences were bloodless while others weren’t. As such frightening and intense scenes were moderate as well. There was also mild drug and alcohol use.

We suspect The Bad Batch, as its sequel, will have similar content as its in the same universe. Bear that in mind when weighing whether your child can handle the content of the show.

But it won’t be all grim, dark tones of reality in the aftermath of a war. Showrunner Dave Filoni also promised fun when talking about the series on The Star Wars Show per Games Radar:

"It’s a fun show, I’m very excited about it. It’s very much in the vein of Clone Wars. It follows the legacy that we started way back with George [Lucas] of telling very, very exciting adventure stories in the style of Clone Wars. It does aspire to the look and scale of those adventures… the audience really demands to have the animated series be epic."

Watch the trailer below of the action-packed series coming to Disney+ in May:

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