Yet another fan favorite video game series is making the transition to television. Bethesda announced that Fallout is coming to Amazon Prime. Westworld‘s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are at the helm of 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.
Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films is producing the series together with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. As soon as the announcement dropped, Amazon released a short teaser video, which you can watch below:
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.”
The post nuclear apocalypse games have been best-sellers since their debut in 1997. The Fallout franchise has expanded to include ten 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—almost as long as the series based on the equally iconic game Halo. It will be fascinating to see if both of these shows launched at the same time after they were each in development for over a decade.
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