The recipe of Fallout’s post-apocalyptic world and eccentric characters have left fans of the series asking for some sort of film adaptation or TV series for some time. I mean we’re talking mad robots, radioactive-mutant monsters, and zombies! Can I get an Oh my?! Bethesda Game Studios hit video game franchise Fallout, spans numerous sequels and spin-offs. The most recently being the online multiplayer game Fallout ’76 (yeah, I didn’t want to mention that one).
After a nuclear war radically changes the American landscape in the year 2077, each installment of the game spotlights a unique territory in a post-apocalyptic version of the United States. That’s not to say that there hasn’t been attempts to bring the expansive 50-80 hour game to life, but none have made it past the developmental phase. Thanks in part to Bethesda being overly cautious when it comes to their success-filled franchise.
A dystopian science fiction western TV series
Westworld is arguably one of the best shows out there. The premise revolves around a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West themed amusement park populated by androids (Think Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs). At the park, high-paying “guests” can indulge their wildest fantasies without fear of retaliation, as the androids are programmed from harming humans.The show is based on the 1973 film of the same name which was written and directed by Michael Crichton (Yup! Seems he has a thing for chaos-infused amusement parks).
Jonathon Nolan and Lisa Joy saw potential in the old film and inevitably, re-imagined the movie into a hit HBO series. The overall success of the series has led the two to ink a massive overall deal at Amazon Studios in 2019. So it comes with great news that Nolan and Joy will executive produce a Fallout TV series for Amazon. If you’re worried about game integrity, we’re happy to say that they will be producing the Fallout TV series alongside Athena Wickham, Todd Howard (Bethesda Game Studios), and James Altman (Bethesda Softworks).
There is a teaser trailer out for the Fallout TV series that’ll look super familiar to fans of the game. Aside from a few press release statements from Amazon Studios and Bethesda, there is no additional information about the series. Being still early in development, the series is likely years away. Bottom line, fans shouldn’t expect to immerse themselves in the world created in Fallout anytime soon.
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“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” said Joy and Nolan in a statement regarding the announcement. “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 overall feel of the post-apocalyptic Fallout universe is described by Amazon as “one where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. The magic of the ‘Fallout’ world is the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s Utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy.”