Star Wars: The Bad Batch has received its new march orders: the program returns September 28th on Disney+.
As revealed last Sunday at Star Wars Celebration, the series returns to Squad 99 (all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) and Omega (Michelle Ang) sometimes after the Empire destroyed the cloning facility on Kamino. Omega is visibly older and the Bad Batch have updated their armor with whatever pieces they can find. According to supervising producer Brad Rao and head writer Jennifer Corbett, the Batch are still learning to navigate the galaxy after a lifetime in the Republic’s service. But as the trailer (above) indicates, part of their new mandate is freeing as many of the clones still under Imperial control as they can. Will that mean Commander Cody (also Baker) will be saved?
Slashfilm notes the series’ returns indicates a uptick in Star Wars content for the rest of the year. Although Obi-Wan Kenobi ends in just three more weeks, the 12-episode first season of Andor debuts on August 31, with Bad Batch and Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi rounding out the year. Considering The Mandalorian shifted to an early 2023 release, having a bevy of animated Star Wars stories — both animated and live action — certainly feels like an acceptable trade off.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch returns for a secon 15-episode season on September 28th.