Fallout, a post-apocalyptic video game first released in 1997 is being adapted into a television series and is highly anticipated by lovers of the game franchise. Influenced by the post-war culture of 1950’s America, the show aims to follow the games original depiction of the aftermath of a nuclear war, based in the ‘Wasteland’ and will reflect on an alternate history of a retrofuturistic world.
Todd Howard, director of both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 games, will be lending a hand in producing the series, as well as James Altman, director of publishing operations at Bethesda Softworks, publishers of the Fallout games. Alongside writers and award-winning producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
The pair also worked on the HBO 9 times Emmy award winning show Westerworld together – a dystopian science fiction television series. Howard announced at Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany in August that Nolan has participated in directing the first three episodes of the series.
Joy and Nolan announced the show and stated: “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.”
But what can we expect from the new series? The story occupies a nuclear devastated Los Angeles, filled with mutants, ghouls and vermin posing a further threat to the characters lives.
Survivors of the nuclear attack, shrouded in the protection of the underground Vault will be played by Yellowjackets Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins who starred in Justified and Aaron Moten from Emancipation.
Purnell plays “Lucy,” an optimistic character whose inner harmony is challenged when her loved ones come into harms way. “Maximus,” the young, determined soldier whose goal is to maintain law and order in the Wasteland will be played by Moten. Goggins role as “The Ghoul,” a character who continues to hide his questionable past, survives the radioactive land as a bounty hunter.
You can rediscover the Wasteland through its live adaptation in April 2024, where the Fallout series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
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