The Fallout video game series has truly evolved into one of Bethesda’s most beloved and immersive franchises. Starting with Interplay’s original Fallout game back in 1997, all the way to the online multiplayer experience of Fallout 76, we’ve encountered a diverse range of characters, each with their unique levels of humanity. The sheer delight of witnessing elements like power armor, ghouls, super mutants, and let’s not forget those delightfully quirky weapons, has been a dream come true for Fallout enthusiasts. Now, brace yourselves, because all of this is making its way to the world of live-action television very soon!
When Is Fallout’s Release Date and What Streaming Service Is It On?
Currently, the new Fallout series has found its home on Prime Video. The production of this series wrapped up in 2022, and we’ve been treated to some exciting tidbits, especially as Prime Video celebrated Fallout’s 25th Birthday. While this certainly gets us all amped up for its release in 2023, the exact date remains shrouded in mystery, probably due to the extensive post-production work involved. Nevertheless, we can anticipate that all ten episodes will make their way to Amazon Prime Video sometime this year. So, Fallout fans, keep your Pip-Boys ready!
Who Is in the Cast of Fallout?
While we have most of the cast list, the characters they’ll be playing are still a bit of a mystery. We’ve got some fantastic talents on board, including Walton Goggins (known for Justified), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks legend), Ella Purnell (from Yellowjackets), Moisés Arias (The King of Staten Island fame), Aaron Moten (you might recognize him from Emancipation), and Xelia Mendes-Jones (featured in Havoc). Now, word on the street is that Walton Goggins might be portraying a ghoul, those eerie irradiated humans from the game. As for Ella Purnell, her character is described as an upbeat and direct woman with an all-American spirit and a hint of danger in her eyes. It’s a bit vague, but it’s better than being completely in the dark. These talented folks will grace our screens in four episodes of the series.
Heading up the series, we have Jonathan Nolan in the director’s chair. If you didn’t know, he’s the brother of the renowned Christopher Nolan and has worked closely with him as a co-writer on iconic projects like The Dark Knight and The Prestige. Jonathan Nolan is also co-writing this venture with his Westworld collaborator, Lisa Joy. They’ll be joined by Jocelyn Magsumbol, an associate producer from Westworld, and the executive producer James Altman. And let’s not forget Todd Howard, a Fallout veteran, who’s part of this creative mix. With this blend of video game expertise and seasoned film talent, it feels like a match made in heaven for Fallout fans and newcomers alike.
When and Where Did Fallout Film?
Lights, camera, action! The Fallout series kicked off its production journey in June 2022, and the crew ventured into various locations, including New Jersey, New York, and Utah. For eager fans, Collider offered a sneak peek behind the curtain, sharing some intriguing behind-the-scenes images from the Staten Island set. Among these shots was the iconic Super Duper Mart, a name that surely rings a bell for longtime followers of the video games. And if you needed more confirmation, Walton Goggins himself took to Instagram in July 2022, letting the world know that filming for this highly anticipated series had officially begun. The excitement is building!
Will Fallout Be an Adaptation of the Games?
Todd Howard, the director at Bethesda, has spoken, and he’s put to rest any worries fans might have had about the Fallout TV series. In a recent interview on the Lex Friedman Podcast, Howard explained that the show won’t simply retread the plots of the games. Instead, it will carve out its own space within the vast Fallout universe, telling a unique story that fits seamlessly into the world they’ve built. Yes, it will exist in the same post-apocalyptic realm, and it might drop some nods to the games, but it won’t be a rehash. It’s all about expanding the lore and adding something fresh to the Fallout legacy. Plus, the promise of a new Vault 33 suggests we’re in for some uncharted territory. Exciting times for Fallout fans!
What Do We Know About Fallout?
The writers and creators of the Fallout TV series are clearly passionate about this project. They recognize that Fallout is not just any game series; it’s an iconic part of gaming history. They admit to investing countless hours into this imaginative world, hours that might have been spent with family and friends. Their excitement is palpable as they team up with Todd Howard and the Bethesda team to bring this vast, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life on Amazon Studios.
Lisa Joy, one of the creative minds behind the series, describes the tone as something truly unique—a gonzo, crazy, funny, adventurous, mind-bending experience like no other. This description seems fitting for a world inhabited by immortal ghouls, laser muskets, and all sorts of bizarre, nuclear-powered inventions. Fallout’s universe is a blend of dark humor, capitalist propaganda, and survivors emerging from Vaults long after the nuclear holocaust. Throw in some B-grade horror elements, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the wild scenarios that unfold in the Fallout universe.
With the series centered around a new vault, Vault 33, we can only imagine the kinds of adventures and encounters Norm will face as he ventures out into this post-apocalyptic world. Who knows what factions, like the Brotherhood of Steel or the Enclave, he might cross paths with? One thing’s for sure: it’s bound to be as thrilling as a slingshot-launched mini-nuke!
Is There a Trailer for Fallout?
As of now, an official trailer for the Fallout series is still under wraps, and the release date remains a mystery. However, there’s a glimmer of hope for fans eager for a glimpse of what’s to come. A behind-the-scenes featurette titled “Beyond The Game” dropped on October 28, 2022, offering a tantalizing peek behind the curtain.
Additionally, on August 23, we were treated to a new image from the series. While this image might not reveal much about the plot, it does manage to capture the series’ tone, setting the stage for the post-apocalyptic adventures that await. If you’re curious, you can check it out for yourself!
What Is the Future of Fallout?
As of now, there haven’t been any reports of Season 2 development, which isn’t entirely surprising. It’s entirely possible that this series could be a standalone, self-contained story. However, considering the significant investment by Amazon and Bethesda, it seems unlikely they’d embark on such an expensive journey for a single season.
Moreover, the unpredictable wasteland of the Fallout universe is ripe for more crazy adventures. Given the recent success of TV adaptations like “The Last of Us” and the impressive team working on this project, there’s reason to hope for another explosive season down the radioactive road.