The popular animated show “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” has a spinoff called “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” which debuted on May 4, 2021. The idea for the show came from George Lucas, and Dave Filoni created and developed it. It’s about a group of “improved” clones who end up on the wrong side of the Empire after Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) gives Order 66, which says to kill all Jedi.
Season 1 of “Bad Batch” is about how Clone Force 99, also known as “the Bad Batch,” leaves the military and becomes mercenaries for hire. They also add Omega (Michelle Ang), a child clone who has the same DNA as them, to their group. Also in Season 1, Dee Bradley Baker’s characters Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, and Echo are at odds with their former squadmate Crosshair, who has chosen to stay with the Empire. Crosshair is also played by Baker. Tipoca, the capital city of the planet Kamino and the home of the Empire’s cloning program, was destroyed at the end of the season. Since then, “Star Wars” fans have been eager to see what happens to Clone Force 99 and how the Empire will change into the form we know from the first three movies.
Today, Disney and Lucasfilm released a trailer for Season 2 that shows a lot about where the show is going.
The Bad Batch Season 2 Release Date
According to the trailer for Season 2 of “Bad Batch,” the next episode will be out in “Autumn 2022,” but the exact date hasn’t been set yet.
“Andor,” a live-action prequel to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in which Diego Luna returns as Rebel Alliance fighter Cassian Andor, is the only other “Star Wars” TV show set to start around that time. The premiere of “Andor” will be on August 31, 2022. Season 1 of “Andor” has a total of 12 episodes, and the first two will air on the 31st. This means that by October 12, the first season will be over. Most likely, Season 2 of “Bad Batch” will start after “Andor” does, so look for it in late October or early November. There were 16 episodes in Season 1 of “Bad Batch.” The number of episodes in Season 2 hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s likely to be the same.
It’s likely that the exact date will be announced in the next few months. Keep an eye out for news.
The Bad Batch Season 2 Cast
Dee Bradley Baker will play many roles again, including the improved clones Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, and Crosshair. He also plays other characters on the show, such as Captain Rex, who made his first appearance in “Clone Wars.” Omega, played by Michelle Ang, will also be back. Baker and Ang were both at the “Bad Batch” panel at Star Wars Celebration 2022, which Looper also went to.
The trailer for Season 2 of “Bad Batch” confirms that several other cast members will be back. (More on this below.) Noshir Dalal will be back as Imperial Vice Admiral Rampart, and Rhea Perlman will be back as Cid, the Trandoshan criminal on Ord Mantell who often gives the Bad Batch jobs.
Lastly, it was a surprise to see in the trailer that the Bad Batch will meet Emperor Palpatine. Since Ian McDiarmid has already done the voice of Emperor Palpatine in Season 1 (when the Bad Batch and other clones watch a hologram of their new emperor telling them about Order 66), it’s likely that he’ll do it again.
The Bad Batch Season 2 Trailer
The trailer for Season 2 of “Bad Batch” was shown for the first time on Sunday, May 29, at Star Wars Celebration 2022. It was soon after put online. In the beginning, Hunter and Cid argue. Hunter says that the Bad Batch is no longer in service to anyone, but Cid doesn’t agree. Now that the Empire is looking for them, they aren’t as free as they thought.
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The trailer shows some of the new places the Bad Batch will go, like a planet with giant crab-like creatures that live in the ocean. It also shows some of the returning and new characters. Commander Cody, played by Dee Bradley Baker, and Gungi, the Wookie Jedi, will both play a role in the story. Both of these characters were important parts of the TV show “Clone Wars.”
The trailer also showed that everyone in the Bad Batch will be getting new clothes. Omega’s hair is no longer, and she’s started wearing a helmet. The uniforms of the rest of the Bad Batch are more colorful, which makes them stand out from the Empire’s new soldiers. During the panel, supervising director Brad Rau said that the characters’ new looks are meant to show how they have changed in a world after Order 66.