If you’re a fan of the Disney+ series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, I have good news and bad news from this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023.
One More Season
Star Wars: The Bad Batch has been renewed for a third season, only a few weeks following the season two finale on March 29, 2023.
The renewal was announced during a panel for the show by executive producers Brad Rau, Jennifer Corbett, and Athena Portillo.
Unfortunately, the announcement also included the news that season three would be the show’s last season, as well.
The third and final season will air on Disney+ in 2024.
The Bad Batch follows the heroic Clone Force 99, a group of elite clones also known as the Bad Batch, in the aftermath of Order 66 and the rise of the Empire.
Order 66 was given by Emperor Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith, and it branded all Jedi as enemies of the Republic.
The end of Season 2 – SPOILER ALERT – saw the death of team member Tech and the capture of Omega, along with the revelation that she has a sister.
To finish The Bad Batch panel at SWCE 2023, a sneak peek at Season 3 was shown. It began with the Emperor (once again voiced by Palpatine actor Ian McDiarmid) visiting Dr. Royce Hemlock, leader of the Empire’s cloning efforts, on Mount Tantiss.
“It is imperative that this facility remain secure,” Palpatine says. “Your brilliance is a great asset to this Empire.”
All members of the Bad Batch appear, with Hunter addressing Omega’s capture at the hands of the Empire. “Omega’s been waiting for us. I’m not making her wait another day.”
We see Omega and a sullen Crosshair, both still in Imperial custody. “I’m not giving up, Crosshair,” Omega tells him. “I won’t leave you, either. You’re my brother.”
Throughout, there are glimpses of several worlds and characters, including Republic commandos, clones, Rex, plenty of giant creatures, and Ming-Na Wen’s fan-favorite bounty hunter, Fennec Shand, who appears briefly.
Emmy Award nominee Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad!”) voices all members of the Bad Batch, and Emmy Award nominee Michelle Ang (“Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462”) voices Omega.
As soon as we have a debut date for season three, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, you can catch up on the first two seasons of the show on Disney+.