Amazon Studios and Bethesda have announced a live-action Fallout TV series. The series comes from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. It will be produced by Kilter Films. The studios first revealed the project with a cryptic teaser on Twitter before Deadline reported the details.
Check out the teaser for yourself:
For those who haven’t kept up with video games for the last 20 years, Fallout is a post-apocalyptic RPG that explores American society decades after a nuclear holocaust destroyed civilization. The series follows the adventures of several different vault dwellers, people lucky enough to have survived the nuclear fallout by hiding out in special underground shelters known as Vaults just as the bombs fell. The stories are usually very dark and full of monsters but also feature a bit of humor and meta-commentary. The Fallout series is most often lauded for its writing.
No plot details were revealed during the announcement, so it’s unclear whether this TV series will be a straight adaptation of one of the games or a new story set in the Fallout universe. The game series has already set a precedent for more of an anthology approach — each installment released thus far has introduced a new story, setting, and characters — so it’s possible the TV series will follow the same approach. That said, we wouldn’t mind seeing the Capital Wasteland show up on the TV series.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” said Kilter Films’ Joy and Nolan in a statement. “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.”
Fans hoping that Bethesda Game Studios will have something to do with the Amazon series can rest easy. Todd Howard, director of Bethesda Game Studios and shepherd of the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series, is involved in the project as an executive producer.
“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” said Howard, Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We’re enormous fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios.”
Amazon didn’t share when production might start or any castings at the time of the announcement. No release date has been set. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.