Sequel Series

An entire series that follows on chronologically from the predecessor. Marked by a change in cast within the universe, while maintaining the same general rules.

Like anything having to do with TV production, this trope has a dark side thanks to corporate greed. Note that if a sequel series follows soon after its predecessor, to the point it may as well be a new season, then it's probably a blatant case of Loophole Abuse on the part of the production company to cheat the actors out of a portion of the show's profits. Under US 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, meaning the poor schlubs putting in the work are back at square one.

See also After Show.


Anime and Manga Comic Books
  • In an interesting and bizarre variation of the trope, My Chemical Romance's album, Danger Days, 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 The Umbrella Academy).

Fan Works
  • The Pony POV Series started off as just the Discorded Ponies series, which was the point of views of characters as they're Discorded in canon (plus the Alternate Ending "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 Word of God declared it it's own series running side-by-side with the Reharmonized timeline.
  • Calvin and Hobbes: The Series is a Sequel Series to both the original strip and Swing 123 and garfieldodie's respective Calvin and Hobbes fanfic series.


Live-Action TV

Video Games

Web Original

Western Animation