‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ gears up for a second season

Disney+ announced the second season of the critically-acclaimed animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which will launch in 2022. Star Wars: The Bad Batch is Dave Filoni’s animated spinoff following seven seasons of The Clone Wars.

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) — and their young charge, Omega — as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Each member of the Bad Batch comes with a specific skill set, which makes them a formidable crew. 

“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 Disney+ and ESPN+ president Michael Paull. “As the dedicated streaming home for the Star Wars franchise, we can’t wait for the second season of this fan-favorite animated series.”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance), Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance, NCIS), and Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels), with Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance) and Alex Spotswood (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) serving as producers. Rau is also the supervising director, and Corbett serves as head writer.

“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,” said Filoni.

The two-part season finale of Star Wars: The Bad Batch debuted last week on Disney+ Hotstar Premium and the second part will premiere on 13 August. The two-part finale is expected to set up the storyline for The Bad Batch season two.