Star Wars: The Bad Batch renewed for Season 2
James R | On 10, Aug 2021
Star Wars: The Bad Batch will officially return for a second season on Disney+.
The original animated series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
The series is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels) and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance) with Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance) as producer. Rau also serves as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
The series premiered on 4th May this year, with episodes dropping weekly on Disney’s subscription streaming service.
“This exciting animated series proves there’s more to Star Wars on TV than The Mandalorian,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Now, with the finale of Season 1 set to air on 11th August, Disney+ has confirmed that the show will be back on our screens in 2022.
“Fans have enthusiastically embraced the action and drama of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” and we are excited to see the Star Wars animated universe continue to expand on Disney+,” said Michael Paull, President of Disney+ and ESPN+. “As the dedicated streaming home for the Star Wars franchise, we can’t wait for the second season of this fan-favorite animated series.”
Commenting on the second season announcement, executive producer Dave Filoni added: “The entire Lucasfilm Animation team and I would like to thank Disney+ and our fans for the opportunity to continue telling the story of the Bad Batch.”