Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2 – First Social Media Reactions
The second season of the new Lucasfilm animated series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”, is returning on Disney+ beginning January 4th, 2023, with the first two episodes, and new episodes will be released weekly until the end of March.
When the new season opens, months have passed since 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.
Disney has let some critics, including myself, have early access to the majority of the second season, and they’ve shared their early reactions on social media
Here’s my first reaction to watching some of the episodes:
I've watched some of the episodes from the 2nd season of #StarWars #TheBadBatch . Lots of different stories, including podracing, treasure hunting, heists & more. If you liked season 1, you'll like this new season. Easy watching. Enjoyed them. 4 Coming 4th Jan to #disneyplus pic.twitter.com/EAxhPovoAm
— What’s On Disney Plus (@disneyplusnews) December 13, 2022
And here are some other critics’ responses to the show:
I've seen the first four episodes of The Bad Batch season 2 and boy, does it feel bad to be back with Clone Force 99! The story so far is dark and suspenseful, with a filler episode thrown in, too. I have up to episode 14 and can't wait to keep watching! It's GOOD!#TheBadBatch pic.twitter.com/2cVJWu06wj
— Tessa Smith – Mama's Geeky (@MamasGeeky) December 12, 2022
#StarWars: #TheBadBatch fans, I've seen the first 14 episodes of Season 2, and you're in for some fun times and wild twists ahead! This show continues to be a worthy Clone Wars successor in so many ways, and Omega and Crosshair fans will especially be well sated.
— Adam Holmes (@MrAdamHolmes) December 12, 2022
I blasted through 14 episodes of The Bad Batch season 2 last week, and it was amazing – it captures the coolest elements of S1. Some pivotal moments in the Star Wars timeline, excellent Clone Wars callbacks and Crosshair’s storyline is incredible. #TheBadBatch
— Sean Keane (@SpectacularSean) December 12, 2022
Seen the first 14 episodes of #TheBadBatch S2 and whilst there’s a couple of weaker episodes, it’s one of the best Star Wars animated seasons yet.
Some fun surprise inclusions but more importantly, some excellent and quite dark storytelling. Huge improvement from S1 pic.twitter.com/ton4mrl9Z4
— Jacob (@JacobFisherDF) December 13, 2022
I quite enjoyed the first fourteen episodes of #TheBadBatch.
Overall, it’s better than the freshman run, with the Crosshair storyline being particularly strong. There’s also some interesting and unexpected lore tidbits throughout.
— Russ Milheim (@RussMilheim) December 12, 2022
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” season 2 stars Emmy Award nominee Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad!”) as the voice of the Bad Batch and Emmy Award nominee Michelle Ang (“Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462”) as the voice of Omega. Emmy Award winner Rhea Perlman (“The Mindy Project,” “Cheers”) returns to guest star as Cid, Noshir Dalal (“It’s Pony,” “The Owl House”) returns to guest star as Vice Admiral Rampart, and Emmy Award winner Wanda Sykes (“The Upshaws,” “Black-ish”) makes her guest starring debut in the series as Phee Genoa.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”), Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) and Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) with Josh Rimes (“Star Wars Resistance,” “Star Wars: Visions”) and Alex Spotswood (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as producers. Rau is also serving as supervising director, with Corbett as head writer and Matt Michnovetz as story editor.
The first season of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is available to watch now on Disney+.
Are you looking forward to the return of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”?