The voice actors for Star Wars: The Bad Batch have been discussing how their characters will continue to evolve in Season 2.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 is now available to stream on Disney+ and features the continuing adventures of Clone Force 99 in a galaxy far, far away. The returning animated show boasts a total of 16 episodes and is set to feature a number of fan favourite faces including Crosshair, Commander Cody, Emperor Palpatine and Wookiee Jedi Youngling, Gungi.
To promote the series, the cast and creators of Star Wars: The Bad Batch have been doing a number of interviews, with executive producer and head writer Jennifer Corbett and supervising director/executive producer Brad Rau talking about many aspects of the new season. Likewise, Michelle Ang, who voices Omega, has discussed with ComicBook.com how her character has continued to grow and become one of the squad.
“There’s a time jump between where Season 1 left off and where Season 2 begins, and Omega’s shed off some of her childlike wonder,” says Ang. “We’re moving a little bit into adolescence. We’re moving into a space where Omega wants to have her views heard, wants to have a voice, and I think what’s interesting is she’s very much secure in her place in the Bad Batch. Season 1 meant that sometimes she wasn’t sure if she was allowed to be considered as part of the squad but I think in Season 2, right from the jump, you get the impression, you see that Omega is very comfortable and the Batch absolutely value her and she has her own merits and her own skills that she adds to the squad.”
Dee Bradley Baker, who voices all of the Clone Force 99 characters, was also interviewed by the site and explained what the main themes of Season 2 will be.
“The stakes are upped in all kinds of ways in Season 2 for the Bad Batch,” Baker says. “The Empire, Palpatine, is slowly closing his iron grip of control and power as he consolidates his power and his resources and starts to move away from the clones or eliminate the clones and to bring online a different police force, a military force, to maintain his grip on things. So we have the Bad Batch, that is those that are together along with Omega, they increasingly have to deal with the upped political stakes and threat that this poses. And then you have Crosshair on the other side, who is right in the middle of all of that as that starts to play out and how that reveals itself and how that plays out with his story as well.”
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