On May the 4th of 2021, Lucasfilm treated fans to a new animated, canon series - Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Serving as a sort of spin-off to the long-running Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, The Bad Batch followed experimental Clone Force 99 in the wake of Order 66 while also introducing audiences to a brand new character in the young, female clone named Omega.
Throughout the season's 16-episode run, Omega became a worthy addition to the group as her identity as an unmodified clone, just like Boba Fett, came to light.
Just ahead of the season finale, Lucasfilm announced Clone Force 99 and Omega's story would continue in Season 2 slated for 2022. Now, on the heels of The Book of Boba Fett's announced release date, a Bad Batch star revealed that Season 2 production is underway.
Omega Actress Recording The Bad Batch Season 2
Michelle Ang, who provides the voice for Omega in The Bad Batch, shared a photo on Instagram of her in a recording studio while confirming that she's working on Season 2.
She captioned her post saying,
"In a proper studio for the first time in forever to tidy up some work on the The Bad Batch. Amazing how our team can connect from across the world and during a lockdown."
When asked in the comments if her work in the studio was for the show's second season, Ang confirmed that it was by saying "Sure is. Get ready!"
In addition to her photo showing her wearing headphones and her recording set-up, a monitor showing footage from the show can also be seen in the background. This appears to show Tech, one of the members of Clone Force 99, next to another figure on his left.
For Lucasfilm, The Show Must Go On
For Star Wars fans, 2022 will be a year long remembered. In addition to The Bad Batch's sophomore season, 2022 will also bring the conclusion of The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Star Wars: A Droid Story, and Season 3 of The Mandalorian.
One of the reasons for this bounty of content has to do with the pandemic, which bumped both Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi to 2022 due to shutdowns; however, even though COVID-19 is still a reality, Lucasfilm has learned to adapt.
When it comes to filming live-action, Lucasfilm has said that The Mandalorian's Volume Technology allows shooting to continue safely and on schedule; and when it comes to animation, Ang actually explained in her post that Lucasfilm has found ways to adapt there as well.
Just like Temuera Morrison, who plays Boba Fett, Ang is from New Zealand, which is currently under lockdown. Ang tagged a New Zealand-based studio in her post and credited the team's ability to connect across the world in order to work on the show.
Speaking of which, the monitor in her Instagram post showing that footage of Tech doesn't give much away in terms of Season 2. After all, her character Omega is usually with Tech and other members of Clone Force 99.
Still, any footage from the upcoming season is a win for fans and just means more Star Wars is on the way.
All episodes of Season 1 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch are streaming on Disney+.