Amazon Studios have announced they are developing a Fallout TV series in collaboration with Bethesda Game Studios from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy serving as producers.
According to Bethesda Studios, Amazon Studios have licensed the rights to the video game franchise Fallout, with producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films attached to produce the project alongside series director Todd Howard who will serve as executive producer on the show.
Plot details and casting are being kept under wraps, so it’s currently unclear if the TV series will be adapting one of the Fallout video game titles or if it will be telling an original story.
For anyone who hasn’t played any of the games before, Fallout is a video game RPG series set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of a nuclear war that blends together an American 1940’s aesthetic with B-movie horror and ironic humour.
“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,” Nolan and Joy said.
“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen. But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We’re enormous fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios,” continued Todd Howard, Fallout video game series director and executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios.
“Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life. We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television,” said Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios.
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