2023 promises full-packaged Star Wars content to feed the fans. As the first quarter of the year commences, the second season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch premieres on Disney+. In the wake of the Clone Wars, Bad Batch focuses on portraying the tale of rebellious clones. In its newest season, it intends to carry on the crone troopers' trek through the empire following the collapse of the Republic. Bad Batch provides lore-related information about the Star Wars universe, and the show’s producers explained how.
Bad Batch producers Jennifer Corbett and Brad Rau detailed to ComicBook.com how they correlate their show with the other stories set in the Star Wars universe. The show is set between the Clone Wars and civil wars, adding a new on-the-ground look into the clones' lives in the aftermath of Order 66. Given that Star Wars encompasses a big universe, The Bad Batch creators meticulously made sure their show would align with the franchise's other projects to ensure the proper impact because a tiny change in The Bad Batch can have ripple effects on other shows.
“Where we are in the bad batch, it's a bit early into the era of the Empire that we're far enough away from Obi-Wan and Andor," Corbett explained. “But that's not to say that some of the storylines that we have don't affect those shows. We really rely on, you know, the Lucasfilm Story Group, who is with us whenever we have story conferences, and they comment on storylines if some are veering into territory that could affect other things that are either in development or are currently being made, we're made aware of that. But so far, we haven't been told, 'No, you can't do that because of this.' It's really more of a collaboration and just making sure that we're telling the best stories without affecting other things coming up.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch introduces a character wearing the same suit as The Mandalorian's Dr. Pershing, which hints at a potential Mandalorian connection. While the show won't have too many ties with Andor or The Book of Boba Fett, it does introduce elements of Star Wars canon that will impact them. The second season of Bad Batch also promises to dive more deeply into the lives of clones recovering from Order 66. This will probably have an effect on Ahsoka, a forthcoming Star Wars program centered on Ahsoka Tano. She has spent the most of her life in the wake of the order, so everything Star Wars: The Bad Batch establishes will have a huge impact on her narrative.
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Corbett also expressed her appreciation for the show's construction. “Whenever you get a group of creatives in a room, everybody has inspirations from different things. So that really gets the ball rolling as we're talking about the next batch of episodes, things we'd like to see, things that could be fun and that opens up Omega and the Bad Batch's eyes to different pockets of the galaxy and what's going on there and not making the world feel so small because it's a massive universe. So we get to go to different places, have different vibes. But yes, there are several movie inspirations, but again, I think it makes season two very eclectic and that's what we were aiming for.”
Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch are now streaming on Disney+.