Fallout Renewed for Season 2, Just Eight Days After Prime Video Release

Fallout is poised to come back with a bang, now that Prime Video’s video game adaptation has been renewed for Season 2.

The news comes just over a week after Season 1’s eight-episode release, which in its first four days, Prime Video claims, emerged as one of the service’s top three most-watched titles ever — and the most-watched season globally since Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

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Based on the popular video game series, Fallout is set 200 years after the apocalypse, where Lucy (played by Yellowjackets‘ Ella Purnell) — a denizen of a luxury fallout shelter (“vault”) — finds her peaceful nature tested when she is forced to the surface to locate her father (Twin Peaks‘ Kyle MacLachlan). Aaron Moten (NeXT) plays Maximus, a young soldier rising in the ranks of the militaristic Brotherhood of Steel, while Walton Goggins (Justified) plays Western star Cooper Howard and his post-apocalyptic persona The Ghoul, a morally fluid bounty hunter. The three parties collide when chasing a researcher (Evil‘s Michael Emerson) who is in possession of an artifact that has the potential to change the power dynamic in this hellscape.

The Season 1 cast also includes Moisés Arias (The King of Staten Island), Leslie Uggams (Empire), Frances Turner (New Amsterdam), Dave Register, Zach Cherry (Severance), Johnny Pemberton (Superstore), Rodrigo Luzzi (Dead Ringers), Annabel O’Hagan (Law & Order: SVU) and Xelia Mendes-Jones (The Wheel of Time). Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy executive-produced the series with creators/showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner.

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“Jonah, Lisa, Geneva, and Graham have captivated the world with this groundbreaking, wild ride of a show,” Amazon MGM Studios chief Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “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. The cast led by Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins, and Kyle MacLachlan have knocked it out of the park!”

Nolan and Joy in turn praised Fallout’s “insanely brilliant showrunners” and its “kick-ass cast,” adding: “We can’t wait to blow up the world all over again.”

Robertson-Dworet and Wagner’s statement reads, “Holy [s–t]. Thank you to Jonah, Kilter, Bethesda and Amazon for having the courage to make a show that gravely tackles all of society’s most serious problems these days — cannibalism, incest, jello cake. More to come!”

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