Of course they’ll be back; no one can keep Clone Force 99 down for long. Disney announced today that Star Wars: The Bad Batch has been renewed for a second season—one that will air next year.
The Bad Batch follows a group of special forces clones—all voiced by the incomparable Dee Bradley Baker—who were introduced in the final season of The Clone Wars. The new show is set in the immediate aftermath of Order 66, which doesn’t affect most of the members of Clone Force 99. But it does change their world drastically, leaving them on the run from an Empire that would like to wipe them out.
The series introduces a new clone, Omega (Michelle Ang), a young girl who doesn’t seem to have a lot in common with her clone family on the surface. But she does seem to have a notable tendency to pick up new skills quickly, and to assess and adapt to new situations. Her story has yet to be fully explored, as the series has spent much of its first season keeping the clones busy with missions for Cid (Rhea Perlman) and bringing them into contact with characters from other series (notably Captain Rex and a young Hera Syndulla).
The Bad Batch is executive produced by The Clone Wars‘ Dave Filoni along with a team of experienced Star Wars folks: Athena Portillo (The Clone Wars, Rebels), supervising director Brad Rau (Rebels, Resistance), head writer Jennifer Corbett (Resistance), and Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Rebels).
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 5, 2021
The Bad Batch ends its first season next week with part one of the season finale on Disney+, and will return in 2022.