Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 Release Date, Trailer, Plot & News to Know
Star Wars: The Bad Batch’s Season 1 was definitely a success. It was a great way for Star Wars to connect some dots between the original and prequel trilogies, and it offered a grounded perspective that focused on individuals rather than the large-scale conflict between Jedi and Sith.
Now, with the season finale in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start theorizing about what’s next for Clone Force 99. Here’s everything we know so far about Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2's plot, trailer and release date.
What Is Star Wars: The Bad Batch’s Season 2'S Plot?
Season 1 of The Bad Batch had its ups and downs, but overall it was a successful season. If nothing else, it laid some important building blocks by introducing a lot of peripheral characters through cameos, and there is plenty of room for Season 2 to continue that theme. For example, Captain Rex and Gregor’s whereabouts need further attention, and Hera Syndulla could come around again. There’s even room to have other characters make appearances in Season 2 -- characters like Boba Fett, Commander Cody or Commander Wolfe.
The final two episodes of Season 1 were explosive – literally. The whole series has been about how the Empire has decided to phase clone troopers out of its military, but in the last two episodes, the Empire decided to put its credits where its mouth was because Admiral Rampart destroyed Kamino’s Tipoca City. However, the episode did not end with that. There was a final scene where Nala Se, the Kaminoan lead scientist, was shown reluctantly arriving at a mysterious planet. Many have speculated that she is at Mount Tantiss on the planet Wayland. In Star Wars Legends, that was where Palpatine housed all of his Sith relics and cloning facilities. So, even though Kamino is gone, The Bad Batchmay not be done with clones. Season 2 will likely start laying the foundations for Palpatine’s efforts to clone himself.
There’s a lot of directions that Season 2 could take, but the basic premise will remain the same. Clone Force 99 will still be on the run from the Empire while Crosshair pursues them across the galaxy. The Season 1 finale didn’t do anything to change that. Although many fans expected Crosshair’s redemption by the end of Season 1, it didn’t happen. He and Clone Force 99 had to work together to escape the crumbling city on Kamino, but by the end of the episode, he is still determined. “None of this changes anything between us,” he tells his former squad as they depart the planet. He has made his choice, and he wants to be loyal to the Empire. So, he will remain his brothers’ enemy, at least for now.
Even before The Bad Batch’s season finale, Disney announced that the series would return for a second season. It’s been a hit with fans and a critical success, so the decision to renew was an easy one. The great thing is that fans won’t even have to wait that long for Season 2 to come out. While Disney didn’t give a specific release date, it did confirm that Season 2 will release sometime in 2022.
In all likelihood, The Bad Batch will follow a similar release window as its first season. Season 1 debuted on May 4th, so Season 2 could end up doing the same. However, even if it ends up being later in the year, it will be because something else is coming out earlier. After all, there is a full lineup of Star Wars TV series planned for 2022, including Star Wars: The MandalorianSeason 3, Star Wars: Andor and Star Wars:Obi-Wan Kenobi.