The Fallout TV Series: Everything We Know So Far

The Fallout TV series: everything we know so far. We have already confirmed that a live-action adaptation of the famous post-apocalyptic video game series will hit our screens in April 2024 on Prime Video, but what can we be expecting from it?

The Fallout TV Series

The Fallout TV Series

Prime Video is venturing into the post-apocalyptic world with a television adaptation of the distinctively ’50s-inspired Fallout games. The series will feature input from individuals involved in the game’s creation, adding to the excitement for fans of the franchise.

The Fallout universe is characterized by its unique blend of 1950s art-deco aesthetics with futuristic elements like robots and nuclear-powered cars. However, this world also experiences the devastation of a nuclear war in 2077, leading to survival in underground shelters known as Vaults.

The games span various timelines, from 25 to 200 years after the nuclear event, and portray a wasteland filled with mutants, giant insects, ghoul-like zombies, and other mutated creatures. Amidst this chaos, there are survivors, including The Brotherhood of Steel, a military group donning armor reminiscent of Tony Stark’s suit in the first “Iron Man” movie.

The TV adaptation of Fallout is set in Los Angeles, around the same timeline as the games, as revealed by Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. Howard, who has been a game director and executive producer for several Fallout games, did not specify which game’s timeline the show aligns with or if it coincides with the original Fallout game.

Excitingly, Howard also shared footage from the show at the convention, including the dramatic moment of nuclear bombs hitting L.A. This footage, however, has not been officially released to the public yet.

The Creatives of Fallout

The Fallout TV show on Amazon Studios is being developed by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, known for their work on HBO’s “Westworld.” They will serve as writers and executive producers through their company, Kilter Films, the same roles they held on “Westworld.” At Gamescom, Todd Howard revealed that Jonathan Nolan directed the first three episodes. Athena Wickham, another “Westworld” executive producer and Kilter Films member, joins them in the production team.

The show’s writing staff includes Geneva Robertson-Dworet, co-writer of “Captain Marvel,” and Graham Wagner, known for “Portlandia.” Both will be executive producers and co-showrunners. From the gaming world, Todd Howard, the director of “Fallout 3” and “Fallout 4,” and James Altman of Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of the Fallout games, are also executive producers.

Joy and Nolan expressed their excitement for the project in a joint statement, highlighting their passion for the Fallout series and their collaboration with Todd Howard and the team at Bethesda. They aim to bring the game’s rich, imaginative, and darkly humorous world to life on Amazon Studios.

The production is a joint effort involving Kilter Films, Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Game Studios (both new to TV production), and Amazon Studios, which has produced shows like “The Boys” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and is involved with HBO’s “Euphoria.”

Stars and Characters of Fallout

The “Fallout” TV series boasts a diverse cast with Ella Purnell from “Yellowjackets,” Walton Goggins of “Justified,” and Aaron Moten from “Emancipation” in key roles. Ella Purnell portrays “Lucy,” an optimistic Vault Dweller whose idealistic beliefs are tested in the face of adversity.

Aaron Moten plays “Maximus,” a young soldier in the Brotherhood of Steel with a hidden tragic past, dedicated to their mission of restoring order to the Wasteland. Walton Goggins takes on the role of “The Ghoul,” a pragmatic bounty hunter surviving the harsh Wasteland, concealing his own mysterious history.

The cast also includes Kyle MacLachlan from “Twin Peaks” as “Overseer Hank,” the leader of Vault 33, and Lucy’s father, who is determined to make a positive change in the world. Other actors like Johnny Pemberton, Rodrigo Luzzi, Annabel O’Hagan, and Moisés Arias play various characters, with their roles ranging from potentially humans to mutants.

The series features additional talents like Sarita Choudhury, Michael Emerson, Leslie Uggams, Frances Turner, Dave Register, Zach Cherry, and Xelia Mendes-Jones, although their specific roles are yet to be disclosed.

While there’s no confirmation on whether Keith David, Clancy Brown, CCH Pounder, or other notable cast members from the first game set in L.A. will return, fans are particularly curious about Ron Perlman. Known for his narration in nearly every “Fallout” game since the original in 1997, Perlman’s involvement would be a significant nod to the games, especially if he delivers the iconic line, “War… War never changes,” at the series’ introduction or in each episode.

Fallout Series Premiere

The series Fallout is set to premiere on Prime Video on Friday, April 12, 2024. The premiere date as you should know is probably a year or even two from the time that we will see the next Fallout game, Fallout 5, and one which we know way less about.



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