You can’t keep a good clone down. And you definitely can’t contain a whole group of them. Especially when they’re a highly trained elite experimental group. One fighting for survival in the new Galactic Empire. And Disney agrees. It has decided The Bad Batch is good enough for a second season. The Mouse House has announced the animated Star Wars series will return to Disney+ for its sophomore year.
Disney has let viewers know The Bad Batch‘s story will continue with a second season of adventures in the galaxy far, far away. The news comes right before part one of the show’s two-part season one finale debuts. “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+, in a statement. “As the dedicated streaming home for the Star Wars franchise, we can’t wait for the second season of this fan-favorite animated series.”
The show, which debuted on May 4, follows Clone Force 99. It’s a group first introduced in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. During season one they’ve encountered other famous faces from the franchise, as the show explores the first days of Palpatine’s Galactic Empire. With the Emperor tightening his stranglehold on the galaxy every day, season two should be even more dangerous for the unit. Fortunately for them, they’re as equipped as anyone to survive.
“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 executive producer Dave Filoni about season two.
Disney did not announce a specific premiere date for season two. But it will arrive on Disney+ sometime in 2022. We trust Clone Force 99 can survive that long. And hopefully long enough for many more seasons.