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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 05/03/2021

Star Wars, comics, and video games.

You can’t go wrong with this week’s Channel Surfing TV picks that include Star Wars, comics, and video games. First, see how life is in a galaxy far, far away immediately following the Clone Wars in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Then, visit the first Millarworld Netflix series, Jupiter’s Legacy. Finally, catch all the workplace hijinks at a video game studio in Mythic Quest.

Clone Force 99 Rides Again

We first met the Bad Batch in the season seven premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They were an elite squad of clones with genetic mutations that separated them from the rest of the Galactic Republic army. In a four-episode arc, they aided Captain Rex in determining how Admiral Trench has the upper hand in the battle on Anaxes.

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Now the crew is headlining their own spin-off series. Just because the war is over doesn’t mean there aren’t missions to complete. Follow Clone Force 99 as they pursue mercenary work in these new times ruled by the Empire.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch fittingly premieres, Tuesday, May the Fourth, on Disney+ with a 70-minute special. The second episode drops Friday, May 7, with new episodes released weekly.

Following in the Footsteps of Greatness

Jupiter’s Legacy is the first Mark Millar series to be adapted following the creator’s partnership with Netflix. In it, there is a generational conflict between an elder generation of superheroes who used their powers to benefit society and their children who bear the high expectations of following them.

The comic from Millar and artist, Frank Quitely, will be brought to life for an eight-episode first season. The cast includes Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Matt Lanter and Mike Wade as O.G. superheroes with Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, and Ian Quinlan as the next generation.

Stream the first season of Jupiter’s Legacy beginning Friday, May 7, on Netflix.

The Work Never Ends

During the pandemic, Mythic Quest has treated fans to two specials to help tide them over. First, there was the “Quarantine” episode and more recently, there was “Everlight,” which saw the crew return back to the office and partake in one of the game’s biggest celebrations in real life.

Now the wait for season two is almost over with the comedy set to return this week. With the success of Raven’s Banquet, Ian and his new co-creative director, Poppy, plan to launch an epic new expansion but wrestle with what they should do next. Meanwhile, the game testers pursue an office romance and Brad continues to make David’s life miserable. This time by hiring his coworker’s assistant, Jo.

The new season of Mythic Quest begins Friday, May 7, when the first two episodes are released on Apple TV+.

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