It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
We first learned of Amazon’s Fallout series back in 2020. In this article, we will gather together all of the information released on the series so far. The nuclear apocalypse will be televised and it is being brought to you via Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime Video is finally moving forward with the long anticipated small-screen adaption of Fallout in 2022. Although we don’t have anything as tangible as a trailer or a release date for the show at the time of writing, we do have a plethora of information regarding the production schedule of the series.
Who Is Running The Show?
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter two and a half years ago, in July 2020, Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan announced that their next major project would be a Fallout series. The iconic video games will be adapted into a TV series by the pair, serving as the first project developed in conjunction with Amazon as part of their multi-project deal that they struck with the online behemoth.
The statement made announcing the adaption read; “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.”
Along with the above statement, a teaser video for the series was released. The short clip focuses on a vintage television set. The screen flickers as the power cuts in and out as logos for “Kilter Films” and “Bethesda Game Studios” flash across it. Background music matching the style of past trailers for Fallout games can be heard the background. The cheerful tune then turns to screams as gunshots as the screen of the TV displays a message asking viewers to “Please stand by.”
Last week, news broke that production on Amazon’s Fallout series was finally moving forward in 2022. Deadline were one of the outlets to report on this and they also revealed that Jonathan Nolan had signed on as a director on the project. Nolan and Joy will serve as executive producers on the series along with Athena Wickham for Kilter Films, as well as Todd Howard and James Altman from Bethesda Studios.
It was also revealed that Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner will serve as showrunners on the series. Geneva Robertson-Dworet is known for helping write the scripts for both Captain Marvel and Tomb Raider. Wagner is best known as the executive producer on Portlandia.
Although there has no concrete release window given for the show at the time of writing, if the show does indeed go into production in early 2022, it would make sense for the first season of the show to drop at some point in 2023. And although no cast members have been officially announced as of yet, expect those announcements as soon as production begins.
What Will The Show Be About?
Although no official synopsis for the show has been given at the time of writing, the plot of the series will likely be similar to that of the games. The source material video game franchise first launched in 1997 and has had multiple entries since, so there are tons of ideas to be mined from that lore.
The action role-playing games are set on a post-apocalyptic version of Earth sometime in the 22nd century, several years after a worldwide nuclear war took place. In the games, players have to explore the dangerous wasteland in order to complete various missions and tasks, facing various mutated enemies along the way.
What would you like to see from Amazon’s upcoming Fallout series? Is this a videogame adaption that you are looking forward to seeing? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments section below.
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