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‘Fallout’ Officially Renewed for Season 2 by Amazon

Prime Video has picked up the acclaimed sci-fi series, which is expected to shift production to California for its second season.


It’s official: The sci-fi action-comedy Fallout will return for a second season.

Prime Video renewed the series based on the popular Bethesda Softworks game franchise and adapated by showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner and produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The show has given the streamer a welcome buzzy boost, premiering to some of Prime Video’s best reviews ever, averaging a 94 percent average positive critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The streamer also says the show is among its top three titles to date (though per usual, it didn’t back that up with any hard data).

“Jonah, Lisa, Geneva, and Graham have captivated the world with this ground-breaking, wild ride of a show. The bar was high for lovers of this iconic video game and so far we seem to have exceeded their expectations, while bringing in millions of new fans to the franchise,” Amazon MGM Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “The cast led by Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins, and Kyle MacLachlan have knocked it out of the park. We’d like to thank Jonah and Lisa and our friends at Bethesda for bringing the show to us, as well as Geneva and Graham for coming aboard as showrunners. We are thrilled to announce season two after only one week out and take viewers even farther into the surreal world of Fallout.”

Filming on the second season is expected to move to California in order to benefit from a $25 million tax credit (the first season was largely shot in New York and Utah). According to a California Film Commission filing, the show has a budget of $152 million. If the first-season finale’s tease is any indication, the next season might be headed to the world of New Vegas, a popular location in the game franchise.

Praise be to our insanely brilliant showrunners, Geneva and Graham, to our kick-ass cast, to Todd and James and all the legends at Bethesda, and to Jen, Vernon and the amazing team at Amazon for their incredible support of this show. We can’t wait to blow up the world all over again,” Nolan and Joy said.

Fallout is set 200 years after a nuclear war, and the first season followed a trio of survivors: a naive “vault dweller” (Ella Purnell), a warrior member of the Brotherhood of Steel (Aaron Clifton Moten) and an undead Ghoul (Walton Goggins).

Amazon MGM Studios and Kilter Films produce Fallout in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Nolan and Joy executive produce with Robertson-Dworet, Wagner, Athena Wickham of Kilter Films, Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks.

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