The streaming landscape has allowed for exciting new video game adaptations to hit the small screen. We’ve seen this with Peacock’s successful Twisted Metal series. Now Amazon Prime is preparing to deliver a Fallout television series – and the first trailer has been released.
Fans have been anxious to see the hit video game franchise adapted for the screen. Now Prime’s live-action series will do so in 2024. The new series is on the way from Amazon Studios, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films, and Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Showrunners for the series are Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner.
Here is the first trailer for the Fallout trailer:
The synopsis for the series reads:
Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. 200 years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them. From executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of Westworld, starring Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins and more. Arriving April 12 on Prime Video.
Nolan directs the first episode of the series. Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Aaron Moten, Ella Purnell, and Walton Goggins star.
Fallout, itself a spiritual successor to 1988’s role-playing video game Wasteland, is a fan-favorite post-apocalyptic RPG series of video games. The initial two games, Fallout and Fallout 2, were released in the late 1990’s. In 2008, however, the franchise’s popularity skyrocketed with Fallout 3. This was the first entry developed by Bethesda and paved the way for several sequels and spin-offs, including the equally successful Fallout: New Vegas.
It’s quite fascinating to see how far this little franchise has come since the first official game was released in 1997. Other titles in the series include Fallout 4 and the online multiplayer game Fallout 76. It’s a premise that has proven itself to work in numerous different environments, styles, and time periods.
Fans should expect the Fallout series to be released via Prime on April 12th.