Yet another fan-favorite video game series is making the transition to television. Fallout is heading to Prime Video with Westworld‘s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy executive producing the show. Their pitch for the Fallout TV series based on the successful post-apocalyptic franchise received a straight-to-series order from the streaming service. And now its cast is coming together. Ella Purnell, who recently starred in Yellowjackets, will lead the series and act alongside, among others, Walton Goggins and Kyle MacLachlan. Most recently, Prime Video released a first look at the Fallout series, as well as a release window for when we can expect the show to air.

Fallout TV Series Announces Release Date

We’ve known for a little while that the Prime Video Fallout series would release in 2024. But now, we’re thrilled to know exactly when we’ll get to see the show. To celebrate “the 26th anniversary of Fallout Day, an annual celebration of all things dedicated to the award-winning and best-selling video game franchise,” Prime Video treated us to a release day announcement alongside the launch of its Fallout social media accounts. Fallout will release on April 12, 2024. Thanks to this Pip-Boy for sharing the news.

Prime Video’s Fallout Series Will Take Place in LA

A recent release date window announcement signaled that the Fallout show would take place in Los Angeles/Hollywood, a location the series has never before gone in the games. And now a further release from Prime Video confirms this, noting, “Set in the future post-apocalyptic Los Angeles and world of Fallout, the series is an original story based on Fallout that will be part of the canon of the games.”

We’ll be curious to see how this version of the apocalypse takes shape in the city of dreams and angels. Our first clue that the Prime Video’s Fallout series would take place in the canon world of the games was that it had been assigned an official Vault number. The Fallout series will circle Vault 33. Since the Fallout games haven’t visited Vault 33, this allows the show to fit into the canon events already set for the world but still create its own story.

Our First Look at the Fallout Series

Fallout Amazon Prime Video Series First Look Image
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Some time ago, Prime Video shared a first-look tease for the Fallout series. The first look doesn’t reveal too much, just a glimpse at Fallout‘s Vault 33. But we’re excited to know the show is coming along. In the Fallout, ghouls “are mutated humans or animals affected by the phenomenon of ghoulification… Despite their zombie-like appearance, the flesh of ghouls is not actually rotten… They have greatly extended overall lifespans and are immune to (and sometimes even healed by) background radiation and/or nuclear fallout.” So we expect to see a lot of that in the show. We wonder how ghouls will stack up against The Last of Us‘ clickers and bloaters when they arrive. We suspect they will all give us nightmares.


More About the Fallout Series

Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films is producing the Fallout series under the pair’s Amazon overall deal. They produce together with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. In a statement, Joy and Nolan said, “Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends. So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios.”

Nolan and Joy serve as executive producers on the show. Jonathan Nolan will also direct the first three episodes of the series. Meanwhile, Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner are executive producers and co-showrunners of the Fallout series. 

When the initial announcement dropped in mid-2020, Amazon Studios released a short teaser video, which you can watch below:

Prime Video Fallout‘s Cast

In addition to Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, and Kyle MacLachlan, Aaron Moten, Moisés Arias, and Xelia Mendes-Jones have also joined the cast of the Fallout series. Sarita Choudhury, Michael Emerson, Leslie Uggams, Frances Turner, Dave Register, Zach CherryJohnny Pemberton, Rodrigo LuzziAnnabel O’Haganand Xelia Mendes-Jones will also star. Their roles are currently under wraps.

More About the Games

The post-nuclear apocalypse games have been best-sellers since their debut in 1997. The Fallout franchise has expanded to include 10 games since then. The game’s world is based on a harsh future. Post World War II, Americans hoped for a future rooted in nuclear energy. They had a utopian vision of a better world. However, that results in a full on nuclear war in 2077. The Great War that wrecks the United States provides the setting for Fallout world. Players travel through a total wasteland. Although the games are mostly serious in tone, they also have their share of ironic humor.

Rumors of a Fallout television adaptation have circulated for a long time, so we’re glad to finally see it in action. There have been many video game series adaptations released recently, and we can’t wait to see how this one turns out.

Originally published on July 2, 2020.