‘The Bad Batch’: Clone Force 99 Is Returning For A Third And Final Season In 2024

It’s impossible to quantify how much the various Star Wars animated shows have contributed to the franchise at-large. The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels were so successful, they opened the door for The Mandalorian to exist, and we have seen their characters make live-action debuts on that hit show and beyond. The Bad Batch, which follows the devastating events after Clone Order 66, is also having quite an impact, and now we know it’s coming back for one more, final season.

The news was announced today at Star Wars Celebration. The Bad Batch will return for a third and final season on Disney+, arriving in 2024. Fans in attendance were shown a teaser trailer for the third season, dealing with the ramifications of Omega’s capture by the Empire.

The Bad Batch centers on the squad Clone Force 99, unique soldiers with elite gifts that separated them from the others. They heroically struck out on their own after Order 66, which forced the clone troopers to betray then execute the Jedi, was issued by Empire Palpatine, leading to the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire.

I’m pretty excited for this, although I haven’t yet finished season two. The Bad Batch stared out as a show I couldn’t understand the reason for its existence, but it has completely won me over and now I want to see the characters in movies, too.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.