Fallout TV Series in the Works at Amazon Exclusive

The famous post-apocalyptic RPG game franchise is coming to television as Fallout TV Series is at work at Amazon.

According to reports, A Fallout TV show is in development at Amazon from the creators of Westworld. Based on the video game, the drama is currently in development but it has a series commitment penalty attached.

Fallout TV Series

Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan are in the line up new projects as part of their deal with Amazon. Amazon won the bidding war to license the game rights. So now they have enlisted an adaptation from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. They are the married duo behind HBO’s hit sci-fi drama Westworld. The Fallout TV show is the first project for Nolan and Joy’s huge nine-figure overall deal to make shows and movies for Amazon.

As mentioned above, the project is currently in development but has a series commitment penalty attached. It means that if Amazon execs like the script, Fallout TV Series would bypass the traditional pilot stage and go directly to series.

The fallout game franchise made its debut in 1997. The story sets in the 22nd-century timeline. It follows a worldwide nuclear war, in an alternate future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s. The game takes place in a harsh wasteland that contrasts with the previous generation’s utopian ideal of a better world through nuclear energy.

Fallout TV Series
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It is good to see more games come to the TV story adaptations. We previously covered about Netflix making an Anime series about famous Cyberpunk 2077 video game. Fallout TV Series is the latest video game to get the TV series treatment. Showtime has also spent years developing its Halo TV series, HBO is prepping a take on The Last of Us, and Netflix has already found success with its take on The Witcher, among others.

Amazon and Bethesda, the game studio that makes Fallout, confirmed the news on Twitter.

“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.”
Joy and Nolan

As there is not a proper script yet, there’s not much to speculate about when it comes to the Fallout TV Series plot. Although, in its announcement, Bethesda revealed, “The series takes place in a harsh wasteland set against the previous generation’s perfect ideal of a better world through nuclear energy. It is serious in tone, yet sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies.”

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