I think we can all agree that the Star Wars franchise is riding a strong wave of momentum as of late with the success of The Mandalorian which resulted in a live-action expansion. But let's not forget the fact that for the longest time, Lucasfilm has always dominated the animation game and after Star Wars: The Clone Wars came to a close, the production company immediately gifted fans with a brand new series that has also been receiving quite the rave reviews online.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiered last May on Disney+ to much fanfare from the Star Wars fandom and while it's too early to tell if it can surpass the success of The Clone Wars which ran for seven seasons, it's safe to assume that it's in the right direction. Dave Filoni and the brilliant minds behind the animated spinoff are striking whilst the iron is hot as The Bad Batch just got renewed for a second season.
Disney officially announced the exciting news all across Star Wars' social media platforms ahead of part one of The Bad Batch's two-part Season 1 finale. Filoni commented (via Variety) on the renewal of the hit series which is targeting a 2022 release. "The entire Lucasfilm Animation team and I would like to thank Disney Plus and our fans for the opportunity to continue telling the story of the Bad Batch."
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The success of The Bad Batch continues to prove that the Star Wars franchise is in good hands as long as Filoni is among the people overseeing things. And with the live-action universe also doing tremendously well, it almost seems like the franchise is untouchable. At least Disney finally learned its lesson following the underwhelming reception the sequel trilogy garnered.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 14 is now streaming on Disney+.