Today at Disney’s D23 Expo, we got a lot of new information about upcoming Star Wars projects including information about the next season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the animated sequel series to The Clone Wars. The Bad Batch focus on a group of clone troopers with genetic mutations dealing with the direct aftermath of the Clone Wars, It was a big hit for Disney+ when it premiered last year receiving praise from critics and fans alike so it’s no surprise that a second season of the series was quickly put into production.
The premiere date for the second season of The Bad Batch was announced today alongside several other Star Wars announcements including another animated series from creator Dave Filoni titled Tales of the Jedi. While it was announced that the first season of Tales of the Jedi would have six episodes in it, no official episode count was mentioned today for the second season of The Bad Batch. Still, given the information we already had, we can probably take a fairly educated guess as to how many episodes there will be.
When information about the second season of The Bad Batch was released earlier this year it was stated that the season would consist of sixteen episodes. This tracked with the first season having sixteen episodes as well. The updated information that was released today featured a later release date for the series, moving the show from a fall 2022 slot to a January 2023 release date. However, given that there was no information about the change in episode number, we can safely assume that they are still planning for there to be sixteen episodes in the second season. We do know that the first two episodes will premiere simultaneously on January 4th, 2023 with a new episode releasing every Wednesday after that. Given the information we have, we can safely assume that this means we will be getting new episodes of The Bad Batch all the way until halfway through April of next year.