Fallout Renewed for Second Season


Prime Video has ordered a second season of its postapocalyptic series Fallout after the first debuted on April 10.

Based on the video games of the same name, the series takes places 200 years after the apocalypse when the inhabitants of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated wasteland their ancestors left behind. The cast includes Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Aaron Moten (Emancipation), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight).

Purnell stars as Lucy, an optimistic Vault-dweller whose peaceful nature is tested when she is forced to return to the surface to rescue her father. Moten plays Maximus, a young soldier who rises to the rank of squire in the militaristic faction the Brotherhood of Steel and will do anything to further the Brotherhood’s goals of bringing law and order to the wasteland. Goggins stars as Ghoul, a morally ambiguous bounty hunter who holds the 200-year history of the postnuclear world. The three collide when chasing an artifact from an enigmatic research that has the potential to radically change the power dynamic of the world.

The cast also features Moisés Arias (The King of Staten Island), Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Michael Emerson (Person of Interest), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool), Frances Turner (The Boys), Dave Register (Heightened), Zach Cherry (Severance), Johnny Pemberton (Ant-Man), Rodrigo Luzzi (Dead Ringers), Annabel O’Hagan (Law & Order: SVU) and Xelia Mendes-Jones (The Wheel of Time).

Fallout is produced by Kilter Films and Amazon MGM Studios, in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Executive producers are Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy and Athena Wickham for Kilter Films; Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios; James Altman for Bethesda Softworks; and creators and co-showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner. Nolan directed the first three episodes.

“Jonah, Lisa, Geneva and Graham have captivated the world with this groundbreaking, wild ride of a show,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios. “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! 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.”

“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,” Nolan and Joy said. “We can’t wait to blow up the world all over again.”

Robertson-Dworet and Wagner added, “Holy shit. 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!.”

“It’s been one of the most spectacular projects we’ve ever been a part of,” Howard added. “Jonah and team did such an incredible job, and we’re overjoyed not just by the reaction to the show, but that we get to work with these amazing people even more.”