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


Live-Action TV

Video Games

Web Original

Western Animation