Long-running game series Fallout is en route to television through Amazon Prime Video, Bethesda announced. Amazon Studios has licensed the rights for “Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The duo will produce the show, which is slated for a series on Prime Video.
Fallout originally released in 1997 and has seen a variety of main story games and spin-offs. Fallout 76 is the most recent addition to the series. The post-nuclear apocalypse world sets characters on a path for survival and growth and has seen much commercial and critical success as a series.
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“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Nolan and Joy said in a joint 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.”
The 1940s America aesthetic mixed with the ravaged earth in 2077 makes for a unique environment. Seeing this jump to the screen could be excellent, especially with acclaimed producers Nolan and Joy at the helm. Their studio, Kilter Films, is teaming with Amazon and Bethesda to make this happen.
“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” Bethesda Executive Producer Todd Howard said. “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.”
Kilter Films is behind “Westworld,” which has amassed 43 Emmy nominations during its current run. Athena Wickham represents Kitler Films as a producer on the “Fallout” series. Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios, and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks are the other named executive producers. Currently, there is no clear release date for the show. Possibly it could be until 2022 before a Fallout TV series debuts.