Fallout: Second Season Confirmed; an Enemy Type Will Appear

MOVIE NEWS – It’s only been a week since the Fallout series hit Amazon Prime Video, and given its popularity, it was only a matter of time before a second season was announced, and it will feature a character type not seen in the first season.


Yesterday, Amazon Prime Video confirmed that it has ordered the second season of the adaptation. Variety had previously confirmed it, as the Amazon show had received a $25 million tax credit for moving its filming to the state. The show had the largest budget at $153 million after filming its first season in New York and Utah. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner are the show’s creators, executive producers and showrunners. Amazon MGM Studios and Kilter Films are producing in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. The cast includes Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Kyle MacLachlan, Walton Goggins and Moisés Arias.

“Kudos to our insanely brilliant showrunners, Geneva and Graham, to our amazing 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 again,” said Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the show’s executive producers, in a statement. “Jonah, Lisa, Geneva and Graham have captivated the world with this groundbreaking, wild ride of a show. The bar was set high for lovers of this iconic video game, and so far we seem to have exceeded their expectations while introducing millions of new fans to the franchise,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios, in a statement. Spoilers follow.

The first season of Fallout takes place in the year 2296. In the series, we learn that Shady Sands, the capital of the New California Republic (NCR), was nuked a few years earlier. By 2281, Fallout: New Vegas, nothing had happened, but the series mentions that the fall of Shady Sands took place in 2277, four years before Fallout: New Vegas. So something doesn’t add up. This was also the subject of an IGN interview with Todd Howard and Jonathan Nolan (series creator).

“Graham Wagner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet wanted to blow up Shady Sands. The first time they bring that up, you go, “What are you going to do?” I actually had an emotional reaction to it, given the history of that location in the franchise from Fallout 1. And we talked about it, and it was like, “this is going to be a pretty powerful story moment that anchors a lot of things.” And just so people hear it, we’re being careful with the timeline.

There might be a little bit of confusion in some places, but everything that happened in the previous games, including New Vegas, happened. We’re very careful about that. All I can say is we’re tightening it up, but the bomb drops right after the events of New Vegas. That’s when Shady Sands explodes. So when they brought that up, threading that needle to make sure that that was a moment that landed in the show, that also moved things forward in terms of what’s going to happen in the world of Fallout. That was a big thing that we talked about,” the two said.

Howard hinted that the NCR may reappear later: “One of the attitudes we always have is to approach things very locally when we’re doing Fallout. We’re careful about saying what’s going on in other parts of the world. And we always take the view that communication is difficult. And look, if you look at the background, the NCR is a broad kind of organization and group, not just in California, but in other places. So the show focuses on this time period and this group here, and that’s what we can say right now. But I don’t think you’ve heard the last of the NCR.”

In another interview, Wagner told The Wrap that the Deathclaws will be in season two: “We wanted to get Deathclaws, but we didn’t want to just throw it away. It’s such a monumental piece. We want to save something for Season 2 so that we can do it right, not just add to the massive world building that we already had to do in Season 1. So Season 2, we’re very excited to finally tackle one of the most iconic elements of the games.”

So there will be a second season.

Source: Rolling Stone, Variety, WCCFTech, IGN, The Wrap

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