A Fallout TV series is on the move thanks to Amazon Studios. Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan (aka Jonah) Nolan are on board as a show runner under a nine-figure contract with Amazon. Amazon Studios has licensed the rights to the best-selling Fallout franchise and the project is currently under development.
Joy and Nolan are reported to be executive producers under their Kilter Films banner and will work with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.
In a joint statement, Joy and Nolan said:
“Fallout is one of the largest game series ever. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours to spend with family and friends. We’re incredibly excited to be working with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant madmen in Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios. “
The duo is also currently in the pre-production of an adaptation of the William Gibson novel The Peripheral and some other Amazon projects such as Westworld.
Albert Cheng, COO and co-director of television at Amazon Studios, said: “Fallout is a world-famous franchise company with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling story that drives it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life. “
This is not the first time a fallout customization is in the works. In recent years there have been rumors and offers for some Fallout films. A fallout TV series brand was originally registered in 2009, so this was a long time coming.
Todd Howard, executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, said:
“Over the past decade, we’ve explored many ways to bring Fallout to the screen. But from the moment I first spoke to Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, it was clear that they and the Kilter team were doing it right. We are huge fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios. “
What do we know about the Fallout TV series so far?
Unfortunately not much beyond the production details. A teaser trailer was announced on Twitter, but did not yet contain any footage at this early stage. All we can see from this teaser is the music in the style of the 1940s to 50s, which is distorted by static electricity. You can hear a number of other mysterious sounds, including the sounds of gunshots. This is followed by the message “Please wait”.
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The Fallout franchise takes place in a post-apocalyptic world of the 22nd and 23rd centuries. After a nuclear war, the series takes place in an alternative future, influenced by the post-war culture of the United States in the 1940s and 50s.
It will be interesting to see how much this series is connected to the games and where it is stopped at all. Will we see a familiar environment like New California, the Capital Wasteland or the Mojave Wasteland? Or are you opting for something completely new?
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The Fallout TV series is just one of many high-profile projects that are running on Amazon. There is also the TV show “Lord of the Rings” and an adaptation of the wheel of time in the future.
Fallout is also one of an increasing number of game-to-TV shows that connect to Netflix’s The Witcher, HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us, and Showtime’s Halo series.
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