Is Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2 coming in 2021?

The Bad Batch premiere "Aftermath"
The Bad Batch premiere "Aftermath" /

The Bad Batch shot onto Disney Plus on May 4, Star Wars Day, providing Star Wars fans with new content to look forward to each week.

With the third season of The Mandalorian not airing until 2022, and its spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett slated for a December 2021 release, The Bad Batch has become the saving grace of many a fan looking for more adventures set in this galaxy far, far away that they haven’t seen yet. Though it still treads familiar territory.

The animated series takes viewers to a time of great change in the Star Wars universe. With the Clone Wars behind them and the Empire stepping into the dawn of their regime, we’re dropped back into the lives of Clone Force 99.

The elite task force are figuring out their place in this new world, one mercenary mission at a time, using their skills to discover their purpose now that the war effort is over. It’s the kind of story that could stretch into multiple seasons, but the question is will it?

Here’s what we know about The Bad Batch season 2.

The Bad Batch season 2 release date

Season 2 of The Bad Batch has yet to be confirmed. Though, that’s not to say it won’t be sometime in the future. The series was never billed as being a limited offering on Disney+, so it’s possible that it could be renewed for another season.

The Bad Batch season 1 will consist of 16 episodes. There’s been questions of whether or not there’s enough material to sustain another season, but we’ll have to wait and see. The show’s predecessor, The Clone Wars, ran for seven seasons and Star War Rebels ran for four seasons, so it’s likely The Bad Batch will follow in a similar vein as a multiple season offering on the streamer.

However, if The Bad Batch season 2 does get the green light, fans won’t be seeing another installment in 2021. There’s not enough turnaround time (a second season could more than likely air in 2022), and attention will rightly be shifting to The Book of Boba Fett as the big Star Wars draw at the end of the year.

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We’ll keep you posted on more Bad Batch season 2 news.