Amazon Studios and Bethesda are teaming up with Kilter Films, the same production company behind Westworld, to make a Fallout TV Series. The series has just been announced and is likely very early in pre-production, but it is happening. Bethesda dropped more information on its website. Said information revealed key details about the series.
Amazon Studios teased the series via Twitter, which can be seen below, which featured a very iconic 50’s TV set with very obvious ties to the game franchise.
According to Amazon, the series will just be named Fallout. Producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have been tasked with leading the project, which is currently listed as “in development with a series commitment.”
“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.,” said Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan in the statement. “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 story and setting of the show is mostly unknown. Luckily the universe that’s serving as the backdrop has a ton of material to pull from. The show could be set in one of the Wasteland areas from the mainline games, like the Capital Wasteland of Fallout 3. This is pure conjecture though. It makes sense though, given that the show wants to appeal to fans of the games, so why not choose a recognizable location to backstop the story.
The show is still very much in the works, and has been for some time. According to the announcement, Todd Howard spoke with Producers Nolan and Joy about the project “a few years ago.” It’s hard to know exactly that that translates to in terms of actual development though. Series’ like this take some time to put together, and we don’t have a firm release date.
Kilter Films just finished up with season three of Westworld. The HBO series is slated for a fourth season as well. The show dealt with very heavy and cerebral themes