Rumor: Fallout has already been secretly renewed for season 2 at Prime Video

There are signs Prime Video's new sci-fi series Fallout may have already been quietly renewed for a second season. Let's read the tea leaves!
Kyle MacLachlan (Overseer Hank) in Fallout. Credit: JoJo Whilden/Prime Video © 2024 Amazon Content Services LLC
Kyle MacLachlan (Overseer Hank) in Fallout. Credit: JoJo Whilden/Prime Video © 2024 Amazon Content Services LLC /

Prime Video's new science fiction show Fallout dropped this week. At long last, fans of the beloved video game series from Bethesda can see how the adaptation turned out, while newcomers can get their first taste of this particularly weird and wild post-apocalypse.

Given that Fallout has only been out for short time, it stands to reason that we'll be waiting a while until we hear anything official about a second season. But that isn't stopping the information from coming down alternative channels.

To wit, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fallout has received a $25 million tax credit offer from the California Film Commission in order to entice the series to relocate production from New York State to California. According to THR, this "practically assure[s] a second season" of the series. And hey, given that Fallout is set in California, I could see it making sense on multiple levels to move the production there.

Ella Purnell (Lucy) in Fallout. Credit: JoJo Whilden/Prime Video © 2024 Amazon Content Services LLC /

Has Fallout been renewed for season 2?

Obviously, without an official announcement from Prime Video, we have to give the usual disclaimer to treat this report with a grain of salt. But this is significantly more concrete than the normal everyday rumor: the fact that the California Film Commission has approved Fallout season 2 for tax credits as a categorized "Relocating TV Series" is freely available on the internet. That the California Film Commission is considering it to this extent makes me think there's at least something going on behind the scenes. So while I always try to temper expectations, this is promising.

But what do the people behind the series think? Since these rumors happened to conveniently break right around the time that Fallout is premiering its first season, there's an opportunity for reporters to ask about them during the press tour. That's what Tech Radar did, picking showrunner Jonathan Nolan's brain about whether we should hope for more Fallout.

"It's an ongoing conversation I've had with [Fallout co-showrunners] Geneva [Robertson-Dworet] and Graham [Wagner] about how the show moves forward," Nolan said. "We've had some really cool conversations about it but, for now, we're concentrating on one great season of television. If there are enough people out there who love it, and we're lucky to get the chance to go again, then we'll be playing in the same space, but not necessarily with the same elements."

We'll have our eyes peeled for any more news or announcements about Fallout season 2. In the meantime, all eight episodes of Fallout season 1 are now available to watch on Prime Video.

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