Star Wars: The Bad Batch is on the final stretch for its debut season as the finale hits August 13. Disney has given the green light for a second season, which will premier next year as it has been a success on DisneyPlus.
Set during the aftermath of the Clone Wars, the latest Star Wars animated series follows a group of experimental clones. They take on missions and adapt as the galaxy that they once knew is starting to change since the war.
The series is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian), Athena Portillo (Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Resistance), Jennifer Corbett (NCIS) and Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian). It also has Josh Rimes (Star Wars Resistance) and Alex Spotswood (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as producers. The animated show was created by Filoni and Corbett as they act as the lead writers with Matt Michnovetz (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order). Writing an episode or two is Tamara Becher (Doom Patrol), Gursimran Sandhu (Game of Thrones), Christian Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Damani Johnson (Major Crimes), and as her writing debut, Amanda Rose Munoz.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch, while a hit, did have its own issue with a whitewashing controversy. Fans pointed out some of the characters had their facial features and skin tone adjusted to pivot them away from their previous lineage. Reportedly, edits were made to fix the issue taken by fans, but no official comment was made about the situation.
Regardless of controversies, Star Wars: The Bad Batch has been a runaway hit to get a second season confirmation before it has wrapped up. DisneyPlus has been able to keep its momentum going since The Mandalorian and now this latest series. The sequel trilogy and the two spin-offs, Rogue One and Solo, were getting a mixed reception and giving off worrying signs for the galaxy far, far away. The positive reception of Bad Batch and the Emmy nominations for The Mandalorian is a good sign for the future of the sci-fi swashbuckling franchise.
In recent news, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) confirmed that The Mandalorian would begin production soon. It was set to start moving forward with the third season after production wrapped for Star Wars spinoff The Book of Boba Fett, which is set to release on the streaming platform this fall. It will star Temuera Morrison (Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith) and Ming-Na Wen (Mulan). For now, we are not sure what to expect from the third outing with Pedro Pascal‘s (Wonder Woman 1984) bounty hunter now that Baby Yoda (no, we are not saying his actual name) is in the hands of Luke Skywalker.
Currently, the Star Wars animated series is gearing up to end its first season in style. It has already aired the first part of the two-part finale that will close out the 16 episode debut season. If you need to catch up with the series, you can do so right now on Disney Plus.