Finally! A television adaptation of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG game Fallout is finally being realized! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Fallout TV series will be developed by Westworld creators Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan and produced by Kilter Films for Amazon Studios to be streamed on the Amazon Prime service.
In their interview with THR, Joy and Nolan expressed the following:
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.
Fallout has seen many iterations throughout its life in the gaming realm, with it's most recent foray introducing players to the open world of Apalachia in Fallout 76. Each game takes place at a different point in time in an alternate reality to our own, following the nuclear fallout which ravaged the world. The Fallout series offer an interesting twist on reality as it explores an alternative future world; one that would have hypothetically evolved had we ended up using nuclear power to fuel our every day appliances instead of just using it for weapons of mass destruction exclusively.
The game's narrative has limitless potential from a storytelling point of view, so it will be interesting to see what angle Joy and Nolan decide to take with the TV series. Will the series take place during the moments right before the bombs fall when the conflict between the US and China are at an all time high? Wouldn't that be ironic. Or, will the show explore more of the lore present within the games themselves, exploiting the post-apocalyptic landscape and the terrors which reside within it?
Either way, the Fallout Amazon TV series will be heavily on our radar moving forward. Here at Scified, many of us are major Fallout fans and active players. We only hope the series pays proper homage to the games which it's based on and does Fallout the justice it deserves.