An entire series that [[{{sequel}} follows on chronologically from the predecessor]]. Usually marked by a change in cast within the universe, while maintaining the same [[UniverseBible general rules]].

Like anything having to do with TV production, this trope has a dark side. Under U.S law, and possibly a few other countries, if a television series runs over a certain number of episodes then the cast are entitled to a percentage of the show's take, in addition to their normal salaries. However, it doesn't take more than some minor rebranding to have a show's new season be legally considered a completely different property.

See also AfterShow and {{Spinoff}}.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is followed by ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO''.
* Similar to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise is made of this trope. Just looking at the Universal Century and excluding movies/{{OVA}}s, you can come up with four different ~50 episode series: ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]''. When one adds in the {{OVA}}s and movies, the UC era alone has well over a dozen entries in it.
* Where most ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series are {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies, ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is directly followed by ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
** ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''got ''The Young Hunters Traveling Through Time''.
* ''Naruto Shippudden'' takes place 2-3 years after the original ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' anime. The Naruto series later gets a full sequel of its own in ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'', which focuses on Naruto's son.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' to ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' has a strange example. The second part of the series (From the Saiyans Saga to the DistantFinale) kept the original name, but became known as ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' after it was adapted into an anime. The United States decided to name the second part of the manga ''Dragon Ball Z'' anyway, to differentiate it from and avoid confusion with the first part. ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', however, is clearly a sequel series to ''Z''.
** There was eventually another sequel series called ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', taking place sometime before DBZ's actual finale.
* ''Leo The Lion'' covers the last third of the original manga of ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' after the 60's anime ended.
* ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' was succeeded by ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed.''
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' is followed by ''Anime/AquarionEvol''. ''Anime/AquarionLogos'', however, averts it, as it's not in continuity with ''Evol.''
* ''Manga/MarOmega'' continues on after ''Anime/{{MAR}}''
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' was succeeded by ''Manga/ShamanKingFlowers''
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is followed by ''Manga/UQHolder''.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has ''Ojamajo Doremi #(Sharp)'', ''Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi'', and ''Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!''.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' has ''Futari Wa Pretty Cure Max Heart''.
** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' has ''Yes! Pretty Cure 5 [=GoGo=]!''
* ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' is an anime sequel series to the ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' franchise, though this isn't obvious at first.
* ''{{Anime/Free}}'' serves as one to Kouji Oji's ''High☆Speed!'' novel.
* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' recieved a sequel series in ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', taking place ten or so years after the original manga.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is the first sequel series to ''Anime/YuGiOh'', starting a chain that continues with ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', and ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS''.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'''s manga and anime got a sequel with the Clear Card arc.
* ''Manga/QQSweeper'' got a sequel in ''Queen's Quality'', featuring the same cast with new and old dangers.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In an interesting and bizarre variation of the trope, Music/MyChemicalRomance's album, ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys'', has a sequel in the form of a comic book mini series, ''The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'', written by MCR's lead singer and noted comic book writer, Gerard Way (who also wrote ComicBook/TheUmbrellaAcademy).
* As part of DC's new editorial direction on June 2015 ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' was spun into two different titles: ''ComicBook/{{Starfire}}'' and ''ComicBook/RedHoodArsenal''. Only the latter is a direct continuation, Starfire's book has a little to do with ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws''

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' started off as just the Discorded Ponies series, which was the point of views of characters as they're [[MindRape Discorded]] in canon (plus the AlternateEnding "[[BadFuture Epilogue]]"). Then came the Reharmonized Ponies series, which is the bulk of the series, dealing with the fallout from Discorded Ponies and soon developing its own, very extensive, world, mythology, and timeline.
** Epilogue was eventually followed up on by the Dark World Arc, which expanded until WordOfGod declared it it's own series running side-by-side with the Reharmonized timeline.
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' is a Sequel Series to both [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes the original strip]] and {{Creator/Swing 123}} and {{Creator/garfieldodie}}'s respective ''Calvin and Hobbes'' fanfic series.
* [[ Lost Relics]] is this to ''FanFic/RidingTheWaves''.
* ''Songs of Lost Children'' is one for the ''FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Creed}}'' is this to the six ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' movies that precede it.

* ''Creator/DeanKoontz's'' ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}''. Set in modern New Orleans and follows [[IAmNotShazam the monster]] and Victor Frankenstein after a 170-year TimeSkip.
* Rick Riordan's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' is being followed up by ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''.
** And ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' is in turn being followed up by ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo''.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' spawned multiple six-book series after the original six books, not to mention the graphic novels, Special Editions, and other "extras".
* ''Literature/LevenThumps'' is followed by a trilogy called ''Beyond Foo''.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' takes place over 70 years after its predecessor, ''Literature/TheHobbit''.
* Terry Goodkind's Richard and Kahlan novels serve as a sequel series to ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth''.
* Creator/BeverlyCleary's ''Literature/RamonaQuimby'' series is set a few years after the ''Literature/HenryHuggins'' series, written when Ramona and Beezus proved to be {{Breakout Character}}s, and would [[MorePopularSpinoff overshadow its predecessor]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' were all concurrently running sequel series to ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. The prequels were ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' and ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''.
* Similarly, ''Series/StargateSG1'', ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', and ''Series/StargateUniverse'' are all sequels to ''{{Film/Stargate}}''.
* ''90210'', the sequel to ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''.
** ''Series/MelrosePlace'' also had a new incarnation. Both {{revival}}s are arguably InNameOnly, as they [[FollowTheLeader fit easily]] into the typical 'modern drama' template as ''Series/TheOC'' or ''Series/GossipGirl''.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' moved from {{Oddly Named Sequel}}s to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (''Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers'', ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'') to this in its seventh season, ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]''.
* ''Rick Steves' Europe'', to ''Travels in Europe''.
* ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'' was immediately followed by ''Series/DegrassiHigh'', and then, ten years later, by ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: The Next Generation]]''.
** ''The Next Generation'' was followed not even a year later by ''Degrassi: Next Class''
* In 1988, the original ''Series/MissionImpossible'' was revived with Jim Phelps leading a team of new agents--including the son of one of the original team members.
* Technically speaking, all four series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' were separate shows. The 1983 original ''The Black Adder'' was followed by ''Blackadder II'' in 1986, then ''Blackadder the Third'' in 1987, then ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' in 1989.
* ''Series/{{Garo}}'' is followed by ''Garo: Makai Senki'', with ''Garo: The One Who Shines In The Darkness'' slated for premier in 2013.
* ''Series/AfterMASH'' shows the lives of the characters from ''{{Series/MASH}}'' after they left Korea.
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' takes place roughly 14-15 years after ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' and follows the adventures of Cory and Topanga's teen [[note]]Riley turns 13 roughly two thirds of the way through season 1[[/note]] daughter Riley. The show also features several BMW characters return and how they turned out.
* ''Series/FullerHouse'' takes place 20 years after the end of the original ''Series/FullHouse'', with DJ raising three boys with the help of her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy.
* ''Series/EscapeOfTheArtfulDodger'' follows on from ''Literature/OliverTwist''.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is the sequel to ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'', keeping the same main cast but replacing Sam Tyler with Alex Drake, and moving from the 70's to the 80's.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' was followed by a 13-episode miniseries titled ''[[Series/HeroesReborn2015 Heroes Reborn]]''.
* ''The Munsters Today'' was originally this to ''Series/TheMunsters'' with the premise that the monster family from the original 1960's show had been in suspended animation for over 20 years and woke up in the late 80's, but started to become an AlternateContinuity by the time the second season began airing.
* ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' is this to ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', with Archie now the owner of a bar and protector of Edith's niece Stephanie (introduced in the original show's final season).
* ''Series/MinorityReport2015'' takes place eleven years after [[Film/MinorityReport the film]], and follows one of the Precogs (Dash) trying to help people after Pre-Crime's shutdown.
* Although all ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series from the Showa Era already shared the same continuity, ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' is (and so far remains) the only one to be a direct sequel to its predecessor, ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'', starring the same protagonist taking on a new evil.
* Similarly, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' also has only one direct sequel: ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'', a sequel to ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman''. Unlike ''Black RX'', it's the lead villain of ''Denziman'' who returns, though now demoted to a lower, yet still very high position in a different organization fighting different heroes.
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries''
** All Ultra series from the Showa era (''Series/UltraQ, Series/{{Ultraman}}, Series/UltraSeven, Series/ReturnOfUltraman, Series/UltramanAce, Series/UltramanTaro, Series/UltramanLeo, Series/UltramanEighty'') share the same continuity, although the idea was not established until ''Return of Ultraman''. Heisei entries ''Series/UltramanMebius, Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'', and the''Franchise/UltramanZero'' movies also share the same universe, but also feature monsters from other series. To make it more confusing, ''Series/UltramanMax'' and the Heisei ''Ultraseven'' series are set in alternate continuations of the universe where their respective Ultras are the only ones to visit Earth, while WordOfGod claims ''Series/UltramanGeed'' is also part of the same continuity.
** ''Series/UltramanDyna'' is set several years after ''Series/UltramanTiga'' with the same attack team, but a totally new cast of characters.
** ''Series/UltramanGinga'' has its very simply titled followup ''Ultraman Ginga S'', which switches from the former's story of childhood friends reencountering each other at their abandoned elementary school to the standard paramilitary formula, along with introducing a new Ultra called Ultraman Victory.
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' had two concurrent sequel series. While most of the main cast went on to college (and met other new main characters) in ''Saved By The Bell: The College Years'', Bayside High, Mr. Belding, and a new cast of students remained the focus of ''Saved By The Bell: The New Class''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series has '''4''' sequel series, including ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' and their AlternateContinuity VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork has ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''. See VideoGameLongRunners.
* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', the sequel of the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' trilogy. Meanwhile, ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' is a {{midquel}} series, being set between Phoenix and Apollo's sagas.
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is a ''prequel'' series. The [[VideoGame/AirCombat first]] [[VideoGame/AceCombat2 two]] games didn't have much to do with each other or the following games, so it was ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' that laid the foundations of [[ConstructedWorld Strangereal]]. The problem was that it was set in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2040]] and the developers wanted to return to the PresentDay setting of the first games. So, every game since then has been a build-up to ''Electrosphere'', at least until the ContinuityReboot with ''VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault'' and ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' (particularly vitriolic fandom voices claim this happened because the timeline was getting dangerously close to ''Electrosphere'' and the developers have no idea where to go from there). They even managed to make a prequel to the prequel series with ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'', set in 1995.
* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' is an {{interquel}} series, taking place between ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus''.
* ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'':
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' 4: ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' was followed by two direct sequels.
** The ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' sub-series is this to the original ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' (Or to be more exact ''World At War''), as the former is in the latter's continuity.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[ BikdipOnABus]] has his [[LetsPlay LP]] of a [[SelfImposedChallenge capless, cannnonless, coinless]] playthrough of VideoGame/SuperMario64 and later, a capless, cannonless, all-coins playthrough of it.
* ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' Legacy, Infinity and upcoming Crisis.
* ''Series/CobraKai'' follows Johnny Lawrence and Daniel [=LaRusso=] of the original ''Film/{{The Karate Kid|1984}}'' film 30 years after the original film and focuses on Johnny restarting the Cobra Kai dojo.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Several incarnations of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise have received revivals and continuations of sorts.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was rather explicitly a sequel series to ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', though it takes place [[{{TimeyWimeyBall}} before ]] ''[[TimeyWimeyBall and]]'' [[TimeyWimeyBall after it]], and uses elements from both [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the G1 cartoon]] and [[ComicBook/TheTransformers the comic]] - WordOfGod states that Generation 1 has become like Arthurian legend to them, with the stories we know being their distortions of "actual" history. In turn, ''Beast Wars'' was given its own Sequel Series called ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
** ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' was followed by ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' and (after some ExecutiveMeddling to try and make it fit into the timeline) ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. Collectively they later became known as the Unicron Trilogy.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'' is a follow-up to ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' has ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBotsAcademy Rescue Bots Academy]]'' which premiered in 2018.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien: Exiled'' is the sequel series to ''All Hail King Julien'', which will premiere on May 12, 2017.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was followed by ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' was a sequel to the entire Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse most particularly ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' taking place in the nearly-distant future, where Bruce Wayne has retired and a new Batman takes up the mantle. Before that, ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' took place a few years after the original series, although it's sometimes considered just a continuation, not a whole new series. ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague (Unlimited)'' was a sequel series to all of the DCAU, but was most clearly a successor to ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', due to the continued prominence of ComicBook/LexLuthor and ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} as well as continuing several {{Myth Arc}}s from ''Superman TAS''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was followed by ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', and finally ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.
* Creator/{{Nicktoons}}'s ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' is this to the [[Anime/{{Voltron}} original series]] from several decades ago, though only 5 to 7 years have passed in-story. Its unclear, however, if ''WesternAnimation/VoltronTheThirdDimension'' is still canon ([[BroadStrokes at least in part]]) or [[CanonDiscontinuity not]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' is a sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', with Egon mentoring a new team made of college students.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration'', taking place 40 years after the events in [[Anime/SpeedRacer the 1967 anime]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' is not a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in any way, although it's tried to create the impression that it's either this or an AlternateContinuity sequel to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' film. In fact, it's neither, since it's actually set in the [[WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse same universe]] as ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH''
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' is a sequel to the film ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is followed by ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles'', despite some BroadStrokes in terms of what happened between the two series.
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has two sequels
** ''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'', which has Gadget promoted to Lieutenant and assisted by a pair of miniature robot versions of him named Fidget and Digit.
** [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 an unrelated 2015 sequel]], which has Gadget come out of retirement when his archenemy Dr. Claw returns to menace the world again.
* The 2006 ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' revival takes place ten years after the events of the original 1993 series.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' takes place roughly fifteen years after ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. It also serves as a sequel to ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and as a prequel to ''Film/ANewHope''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'' is essentially one to ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot'', with the same main bears and villain, but reintroduced the cousins.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'' is set after the ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' movie, with their life as time travelers out in the open at the end of the movie, the duo decide to share their stories in the form of a variety show.