Bad Batch Season 2’s Key Mandalorian Connection Teased by Producer

Bad Batch Season 2’s Key Mandalorian Connection Teased by Producer
Bad Batch Season 2’s Key Mandalorian Connection Teased by Producer

Season 2 of The Bad Batch animated series can reveal a connection between the animated series and The Mandalorian.

The Bad Batch is next in line when it comes to Star Wars releases, as Season 2 of the animated show premieres its first two episodes on Disney+ on Wednesday, January 4.

Season 1 ended with the destruction of Tipoca City and its cloning facilities on Kamino, while Omega and Clone Force 99 were still on the run from the Empire.

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However, the show also revealed an Imperial scientist in the final episode wearing the same uniform as Dr. Pershing in the The Mandalorian. According to one of The Bad Batchits producers, Season 2 may delve deeper into the connection between the two projects.

The Bad Batch’s possible connections to The Mandalorian

In the latest issue of SFX Magazine, Star Wars: The Bad Batch supervising director and executive producer Brad Rau talked about the upcoming installment, specifically teasing that it could explore the connection between himself and The Mandalorian.

Rau stated in the interview that Nala Se’s meeting with a cloning expert who wore the same uniform as The MandalorianDr. Pershing was “not a coincidence,” and that the show “will get into all of this:”

“It’s not a coincidence, but I don’t want to talk too much about what’s going on there. We have to leave some things in the dark, but we’ll get into all of that, one hundred percent.”

The producer also talked about some other aspects of Season 2, such as the relationship between Omega and the rest of Clone Force 99:

“We’re having so much fun with these tough soldiers as Omega’s dads. In Season 1, it was a new thing for them. Now that time has gone on, we’re seeing how they’ve settled into these roles as a bunch of dads. “

One of the biggest cornerstones of the series is the inclusion of Omega and how she is different from other clones. Writer and executive producer Jennifer Corbett said in the interview that Season 2 will continue to explore “Omega’s Background,” as well as her importance to the Kaminoans:

“We’re definitely continuing to learn about Omega’s background, and the reasons why she was in it [cloners] Nala Se and Lama Su on the Kamino. But the group doesn’t care what she is. All they know is that she’s their sister, their team member, and that’s it for them.”

Corbett was also asked about Boba Fett, a clone of Jango Fett similar to Omega, but the producer stated that the two will not interact at this point in the timeline:

“Where Boba Fett is at this moment is very another way to Omega. They are on different journeys at the moment.”

Importance of The Bad Batch

It’s no secret that The Mandalorian serves as the center for the Star Wars Disney+ series. The show premiered when the streaming service launched in 2019, with Din Djarin and Grogu quickly becoming extremely popular with fans.

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The Book of Boba Fett already proceeded to build the universe which The Mandalorian set up, and Ahsoka will give it even more depth when it’s released later in the year.

Now, however, it looks like the animated shows will be just as important to the overall story as the live-action titles.

A big mystery surrounding both seasons of The Mandalorian has been the interest that the Empire has in Grogu. Dr. Pershing has been on a personal mission to study him due to his high midi claw count and has gone to great lengths to retrieve him throughout both seasons.

The last episode of season 1 of The Bad Batch not only revealed a character dressed as Pershing, but it also set up a possible connection between the two shows. It seems that there is more than meets the eye according to Brad Rau, and the series may have more significance than previously thought.

Each member of Clone Force 99 is unique in their own way, but Omega takes it to a new level. It’s possible that she, or the rest of the group, could really have important roles to play when it comes to the Empire’s study of cloning.

The first two episodes of season 2 of The Bad Batch will be released on Disney+ on Wednesday, January 4.

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