Check out The Bad Batch Season 2 trailer from Star Wars Celebration. Plus, Tales of the Jedi details and we have a release window finally for both animated shows. There were two The Bad Batch Season 2 trailers shown at Celebration. This first one below was made available online soon afterward. Check it out.
The second season takes place months after the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places.
One of those familiar faces that will appear is Commander Cody. There was a second trailer shown to those in attendance at Star Wars Celebration. The trailer is almost identical to the one shown above. However, some extra scenes at the end show Commander Cody questioning the Empire’s actions toward Crosshair. Perhaps teasing that Cody could get a redemption arc? Could he be saved by Rex in the end, or will the pair be destined to come to blows at some point?
The second season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch consists of 16 episodes. As for the release window, The Bad Batch Season 2 will premiere on Disney+ sometime in the Fall of this year. The Bad Batch Season 2 won’t be the only animated show hitting the service for Star Wars this year. Fall of this year will also see the release of Tales of the Jedi.
Tales of the Jedi is a series of short anthology animated stories in the same style as The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch. The show will focus on stories from various prequel-era Jedi. There was a trailer shown at Celebration but that one has not made its way online yet. It was mostly a series of quick cuts for action scenes anyway. Given the anthology nature, this is hardly surprising.
What we can say is that Ahsoka’s origin seems to be a story. Anakin and Obi-Wan feature in at least one episode also. Mace Windu is seen in the trailer and maybe even cooler is the fact we see a young Count Dooku with an even younger Qui-Gin Jinn who was Dooku’s apprentice. To be honest this is a pretty cool way to tell more prequel era stories without having to stretch out The Clone Wars period any longer. All of these Jedi had a history before the prequels. Of course, the quality will, as always, depend on the writing of these backstories.
The release window for Tales of the Jedi is also Fall of this year.
For now, that means 2022 is Obi-Wan Kenobi, followed by Andor, followed by both TBB S2 and TotJ. 2023 will kick off with The Mandalorian Season 3 in February and then Ahsoka, probably followed up by Skeleton Crew. Though, Season 2 of Star Wars: Visions arrives in Spring of next year also on the animated side.
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