In recent years, the script for Star Wars has been flipped. The Clone Wars kept the property alive and popular for a new generation of fans in the absence of films, a pattern that continued with Rebels. While animation was still prevalent, The Force Awakens and subsequent Star Wars films marked a move back to live-action, and the franchise has now progressed to the point where stories like The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi are carrying the plot forward.
With so many live-action programmes due to premiere in 2022, it’s easy for viewers to forget that The Bad Batch Season 2 is also coming out.
Initial reports of a Spring release date look to be incorrect, but Clone Force 99’s adventure will continue. The Bad Batch has allowed Lucasfilm to continue expanding the aesthetic of the animation medium, producing storylines that are just as significant as live-action events, alongside an as-yet undisclosed Star Wars series.
The Bad Batch was initially presented to fans in the final season of The Clone Wars, while Omega, the team’s newest member, was revealed in the first episode of their title series. As they sought to navigate the galaxy following the collapse of the Republic, the group had many ups and downs, but the residual consequences of Order 66, the emergence of the Empire, and their brother Crosshair’s relentless pursuit of his old squad made things difficult.
Nothing in The Bad Batch’s future is set in stone, so there’s no way to know what will happen to those folks.
Clone Force 99’s world has tightened even further after defecting, with their home on Kamino destroyed and Crosshair returning to the Empire. Little has been announced about where the programme will go in Season 2, but the show’s composers recently hinted to a step forward – as well as some recognisable characters from the first season.
Season Two’s Developments in Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Prior to the publication of the two-part first season finale, the series was officially renewed for a second season in August 2021. And that is without a doubt fantastic news.
Given that the show has been renewed for a second season, the release date issue appears to be a given.
We don’t have a specific release date for the show’s second season, but we do know the ‘time’ in which it will air.
Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch has a release date.
A second season will launch in 2022, as you are all aware. Streamers, surprisingly, will not have to wait any longer for the release. Because Star Wars: The Bad Batch’s second season is set to premiere this spring.
Season 2 of The Bad Batch will launch this spring, according to a screenshot from Star Wars Insider magazine uploaded by a Reddit user.
We should have a firm release date soon now that we have a release window. Are you looking forward to it? We’re all doing it! Take a look at the screenshot below that has been leaked.
Who will be heard in season 2 of The Bad Batch?
The Bad Batch season 2 cast has yet to be officially confirmed, but it would be a Death Star-shattering surprise if the main characters didn’t look anything like this:
Dee Bradley as the Bad Batch/assorted clones Dee Bradley as the Bad Batch/assorted clones
Omega is played by Michelle Ang.
Rhea Perlman plays Cid in the film.
Nala Se is played by Gwendoline Yeo.
Vice Admiral Rampart Noshir Dalal
Fennec Shand is played by Ming-Na Wen.
Corey Burton plays Cad Bane in the film.
Simply told, without Dee Bradley Baker, there would be no Bad Batch. Hunter, Tech, Wrecker, Echo, and Crosshair are the five main characters in the episode, and the actor, who has voiced legions of Clone Troopers during The Clone Wars, represents them all. In season one, he also played Rex and Gregor, two Clone Wars and Rebels veterans.
Michelle Ang is set to repeat her part as Omega, the Bad Batch’s’sister,’ and Rhea Perlman (Cheers) is set to reprise her role as Cid. We should expect more from Gwendoline Yeo now that Kaminoan scientist Nala Se is working at an Imperial laboratory, while Noshir Dalal will likely spearhead the Empire’s pursuit of Clone Force 99 as Vice Admiral Rampart.
After those regulars, we’re getting into guest star area that’s a little different.
Ming-Na Wen and Corey Burton are set to reprise their roles as Fennec Shand and Cad Bane, respectively, as bounty hunters. If Boba Fett makes an appearance in season 2 of The Bad Batch, Daniel Logan, who played the bounty hunter in Attacks of the Clones and The Clone Wars, could make a comeback.
In terms of the Imperials, Stephen Stanton is expected to return as Grand Moff Tarkin in the future. Meanwhile, a reappearance of Sam Witwer, who played Palpatine in Rebels and following episodes of The Clone Wars – in addition to Darth Maul — would almost probably be triggered by a Palpatine cameo. (While Ian McDiarmid reprised his live-action role as Palpatine in The Bad Batch’s first episode, the scene was lifted from his Revenge of the Sith performance.)
However, half of the fun of watching any of the Star Wars animated episodes is listening to the soundtrack for big-name actors, whether they’re Star Wars legends (Billy Dee Williams as Lando in Star Wars Rebels) or just fans of the franchise (Simon Pegg cropped up as bounty hunter Dengar in The Clone Wars). Sian Clifford of Fleabag makes an appearance as a protocol robot in the first season of The Bad Batch.
Behind the scenes, Jennifer Corbett serves as lead writer, Brad Rau serves as supervising director, and Dave Filoni (a Clone Wars and Rebels veteran, creator of The Bad Batch, and Lucasfilm’s executive creative director) serves as executive producer.