Disney+ Unexpectedly Drops New Star Wars: Bad Batch Season 2 Trailer

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
Star Wars: Bad Batch Season 2 Trailer

A new trailer for Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 has been shadow dropped on Disney+, prior to its official release on Lucasfilm's social channels.

Star Wars just concluded its 2022 plans with the climax of Andor and The Mandalorian Season 3 unfortunately just caught a slight delay till March 2023. But nonetheless, fans won't be kept waiting long for more adventures in the galaxy far, far away as The Bad Batch returns to screens for Season 2 on January 4.

The animated Clone Wars sequel project will soon continue the antics of its enhanced and mutated Clone Force 99, although it's been a while since fans received anything new from The Bad Batch. The debut trailer was released in May this year, featuring new looks at Emperor Palpatine and Commander Cody.

However, that wait for more has finally come to an end, as Disney+ just revealed a brand new look at The Bad Batch's sophomore outing, although with exciting new details about Season 2 and its release.

Disney+ Surprise Drops Bad Batch Season 2 Trailer

Disney+ shared a new trailer for Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2, which was initially only available on the streaming service itself.

This was an unexpected marketing move from Star Wars and Lucasfilm, as its official trailers usually drop in tandem with releases on social media. It is possible that the trailer may have been added to Disney+ by accident, ahead of the wider release.

Nevertheless, the footage offers new looks at the show, including Commander Cody, who has traded in his orange suit for brand-spanking gray armor:

Commander Cody, Bad Batch Season 2
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The new trailer was capped by the return of Captain Rex in the upcoming season, who offers the Bad Batch a mission:

Captain Rex, Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2
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The full trailer can be seen below:

The full list of episodes was also unveiled, with a whopping 16 installments coming for Season 2. 

Interestingly, the second season of The Bad Batch will have three double-episode premieres, one at the start of the season, one for the mid-season, and one for the season finale:

  • Jan. 4 — Episode 201 “Spoils of War” & Episode 202 “Ruins of War”
  • Jan. 11 — Episode 203 “The Solitary Clone”
  • Jan. 18 — Episode 204 “Faster”
  • Jan. 25 — Episode 205 “Entombed”
  • Feb. 1 — Episode 206 “Tribe”
  • Feb. 8 — Episode 207 “The Clone Conspiracy” & Episode 208 “Truth and Consequences”
  • Feb. 15 — Episode 209 “The Crossing”
  • Feb. 22 — Episode 210 “Retrieval” 
  • March 1 — Episode 211 “Metamorphosis”
  • March 8 — Episode 212 “The Outpost”
  • March 15 — Episode 213 “Pabu”
  • March 22 — Episode 214 “Tipping Point”
  • March 29 — Episode 215 “The Summit” & Episode 216 “Plan 99”

The official release of the trailer also came with the reveal of a new poster, showcasing the team in all their glory.

The Bad Batch Season 2 poster
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The Bad Batch Season 2 also received a new press release along with the new trailer, teasing "new and familiar" friends and foes that await in the new season:

Today, Disney+ released the trailer and key art for season 2 of acclaimed Lucasfilm Animation series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” 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. 

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.“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” streams exclusively on Disney+ beginning January 4, 2023, with the first two episodes.

The Bad Batch Reveals Exciting Season 2 Plans

The Bad Batch Season 2's second peak featured plenty of fan favorites from across the Star Wars galaxy. Bail Organa, Wookie Jedi Gungi, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and more, were all featured in the action-packed footage - and there ought to be plenty more surprises across the 16-episode run.

Interestingly, three weeks of the show's run will release two episodes on the same day, although it's unclear if these serve as two-part stories. This decision may be due to the overlap with The Mandalorian as the final five weeks of The Bad Batch will release new episodes on the same day as the live-action blockbuster.

Had Disney+ opted to only release one episode per week for the entire season, the finales of The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch would have dropped on the same day. One can only imagine this would have left the animated episode in the dust, with all focus on Mando's epic ending and where the series will go next

The Bad Batch Season 2 will premiere its first two episodes on January 4, exclusively on Disney+.

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Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.