Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch is finally about to start, and one of the show’s voice actors has hinted at the expanding scope of Omega and the clones’ Order 66-era experiences. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic and other factors, several Star Wars streaming projects have experienced delays and schedule modifications, including the upcoming episode of the animated series. Following the collapse of the Galactic Republic, the story follows a motley crew of genetically altered clones as they meet and adopt Omega, another altered clone. Season 1 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch sees the team dealing with difficulties both large and little at a period of severe suffering in the Lucasfilm world.
Dee Bradley Baker, who provides the voices for all the animated clones, hinted at Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2’s broader scope in an interview with Collider. The main characters of Clone Force 99 were introduced in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and developed further in season 1. However, Baker hinted that the Empire’s expanding size and power will put more pressure on the heroes and have varying degrees of impact on the crew that viewers have grown accustomed to and attached to. Baker’s comments are below.
The key thesis of the season to me is that the Empire is growing bigger, and there’s nowhere to run or hide. And that plays out for Omega as it does for the Bad Batch, as it does for Crosshair. And so these are the larger realities of the Star Wars canon that are locking into place and coming into play, and it’s spectacularly great Star Wars as far as I’m concerned. I just love it.
Ways in which The Bad Batch Season 2 could surpass the first season
Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch will undoubtedly be more intriguing as a result of Dee Bradley Baker’s remarks. While season 1 hinted at some of the larger Star Wars stories, primarily through its arcs involving the Kaminoan cloners and glimpses into the Empire’s expanding power, it wisely focused most of its attention on creating the group of characters that will continue to guide viewers through one of the most turbulent times in the history of the Star Wars canon. As the show’s timeframe draws closer to the events of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it looks like the show will expand on what it started in season 1 and open itself up to more expansive Star Wars storylines.
The Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2 trailer has already teased fans with a number of exciting cameos, including Senator Bail Organa riding a speeder bike in what appears to be an attempt to flee as well as the return of Commander Cody and Captain Rex, the latter of whom is looking for Clone Force 99 to send on a mission. We don’t yet know what that mission includes, but a brief reference in the trailer of more and more clones disobeying their commands might portend a clone uprising. However, fans are aware from other Star Wars material that a hypothetical clone revolt could only result in disaster. Serious repercussions on the franchise timeline may result from the season 2 events.
Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch might address a number of unresolved issues, and Dee Bradley Baker’s remarks only serve to heighten the anticipation for the film. Star Wars content has been lacking since Andor ended, but Omega, Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, and Crosshair will fill the hole before The Mandalorian season 3 premieres in March. Many Star Wars fans thought Season 1 was a lot of fun, but it appears that Season 2 may surpass expectations when it debuts on January 4 on Disney+ with the first two episodes of its 16-episode run.