Season 2 of The Bad Batch sees the return of the Rebel clone squadron from Star Wars. During the show’s panel at Star Wars Celebration 2022 on Sunday, Lucasfilm announced that a second season of the animated series will premiere sometime in the fall.
During the first season of The Bad Batch, a second season was teased for 2021. In this trailer, some of the characters look a little older than they do in the first season. Since the first season, there have been some changes to the team’s armour, which includes slightly different designs and colours. This suggests that they had a wardrobe refresh.
Dee Bradley Baker, who plays most of the clones again, and Michelle Ang, a female clone in the group, star in The Bad Batch. Dave Filoni and Jennifer Corbett, who also write for the show, devised and developed the series.
New details about Star Wars: Skeleton Crew and the first trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor were also revealed at Star Wars Celebration, as well as The Mandalorian season 3 release date and the first teaser for Andor. The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi were also premiered.
What happened in season 1 of Bad Batch?
Season one of Star Wars: The Bad Batch featured Crosshair, a sniper from Clone Force 99, going up against the Jedi and his own unit while being influenced by Order 66.
Clone Force 99 members Hunter, Wrecker, Tech and Echo were the four remaining members of the team, and their efforts to locate a safe haven while working as mercenaries became the show’s focus.
Omega, a young female clone who develops friends with the Bad Batch while being sought by Imperial forces, was introduced to viewers in the first season.
Bad Batch season 2 Cast: Who will be there?
Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2’s debut trailer features a number of well-known Star Wars characters. They include Emperor Palpatine, the principal villain in the Star Wars universe.
Flashes of action fill the screen. At this point, Palpatine is being confronted by Omega, who appears to be a little older and wears a distinctive outfit of her own while engaged in battle. It is not unusual to see other members of the “Bad Batch” taking on their Imperial pursuers, as well.
There’s an audible “Let’s go to work” from one of the most important clone troopers in the Bad Batch, Captain Rex, who is heard saying, “Let’s get to work.”
‘We’ll take all the help we can get,’ Hunter is heard saying on the recording. Fans will recognise the clone trooper Commander Cody from Star Wars: The Clone Wars at this point. In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, he had betrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi while under the influence of Order 66. (2005).
Gungi, a Wookiee Jedi apprentice first seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is also shown in the video when he fires up his green lightsaber.
The cartoon series was created by Dave Filoni and developed by Filoni and Jennifer Corbett, respectively. Omega is voiced by Michelle Ang again, while Dee Bradley Baker returns to voice all the Bad Batch characters and a majority of the clones.
Bad Batch Season 2 Trailer
A couple new programme announcements and a trailer for the second season of The Bad Batch have given us much to look forward to, and Lucasfilm hasn’t forgotten about us animation aficionados.
Although the trailer for The Bad Batch clocks in at just over a minute and a half, there is a lot of interesting material to be seen. Starting with the new look of the crew, we see the Clone troopers. Because of what transpired in Season 1 and the recent ascent of the Empire, it was only a matter of time before someone wore their Clone Armor out in public. Additionally, we see Emperor Palpatine in Coruscant’s Senate chamber.
As we’ve only seen him for a small period of time following the fall of the Republic in The Bad Batch Episode 3 and then again in Episode 5, that may lead to some interesting new stories or at least scenes and information on how he began his reign of the Galactic Empire.
Two more interesting photos show Clone troops in Arc Armor, demonstrating that the transition from Clone to Stormtrooper has not yet occurred. The other scene shows Gungi, a young Wookiee using a green lightsaber for the first time. One episode of The Clone Wars saw him fight General Grievous and be captured by Pirates. His role in the plot will be an interesting one to watch. As a young padawan (according to Wookiepedia), he’ll be up against a lot of opposition at this point. When will the Bad Batch arrive to save him?
Omega (also in a new armour) battles a large crab monster on a water planet in the final few frames, which includes a slew of really quick images. The Batch is involved in a space combat, Tech is racing a pod in a type of arena, and a swarm of LAAT ships is making their way to what appears to be Kamino.
Also announced at the Celebration panel with Dave Filoni and the actors was the return of Captain Rex, aka Comander Cody, in the second season.
It was Dee Bradley Baker who said, “I really enjoy the choice to centre the story around a youngster. It’s a great way to tell the story.” How to nurture a child to discover her superpower while this country moves from the Republic to a more militarised one
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first season, which had just 16 episodes and just a few decent ones, while the rest felt like filler. Here’s hoping that Season 2 will have fewer filler episodes and more intriguing ones.
The second season of The Bad Batch, which premiered May 4, 2021, will be available on Disney+ in the fall of that year.