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Amazon hasn't ordered a Fallout season 2 (yet), but the showrunners already have ideas

It's the end of the world as we know it, but can Fallout go for more than just one season?

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Fallout is about the end of the world, but the upcoming show can't just end with one season... can it? We hope not.

In our conversation with Fallout showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner, we learned that Amazon hasn't decided yet on renewing the show for a second season - but the writers finished the first season with plenty of ideas to spare.

"[T]he joy – but also the frustration – of working on an adaptation of 25 years of amazing video games is there’s just too much great stuff," says Robertson-Dworet. " So, it becomes a question of what you can put into an eight-hour story when a game is thousands of hours of story gameplay. Obviously, it is reduced, and Graham and I had lot of discussions early on about which fan-favorite things did we want to feature first, that are the most popular aspects of Fallout, versus also making sure that we were doing deep cuts."

"Because we didn’t want to make it seem that this was adapted by a couple of idiots who just read the Wikipedia page for 60 seconds and were like, ‘Oh, well Fallout is Nuka Cola and Death Claws and that’s it!’" they continue. "We wanted to be sure to bring fans the deeper cuts, reward fans who know, like, ‘Oh! Oh! This isn’t the first thing you see when you play a Fallout game.” We don’t have a guaranteed second season yet, but we’re very hopeful and we would absolutely love to get to bring more of the mythology to the screen.

"We have our own plans for [Fallout Season 2], if we’re lucky enough to do so," they add.

In talking with Total Film, co-showruner Graham Wagner says, "We've barely scratched the surface of the Fallout universe. We literally have documents and documents of stuff that we're, in success, eager to dig into. Our fingers are crossed that we're going to get the opportunity to do all that stuff."

So how did they end the final episode of Fallout season 1, not knowing if there'd be more? No spoilers, but Wagner says there's an "art form of season finales has become: provide enough closure, but leave the door open for more."

Read our full interview with the Fallout showrunners now. Fallout season 1 debuts April 11 on Prime Video.

Get ready to get out of your Vault and into the Fallout world - with our help, of course. Here is a guide to the Fallout timeline, how to play and watch all of Fallout, details on the Fallout cast, how the Fallout cast & crew really get the harsh humor we're looking for, as well as a Q&A with Fallout showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner.