Amazon is developing a new series based on the popular video game franchise “Fallout”. The project is going to have Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the duo behind “Westworld”, at the helm.
“Fallout”, the RPG franchise first released in 1997, is set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by nuclear annihilation. The latest title, Fallout 76 was released in 2018.
The official Fallout twitter account posted a 23 second teaser video today announcing the series. The video doesn’t give away much except telling us to “Please Stand By”.
Official Twitter account of Bethesda Studios also tweeted-
“We looked at many ways to bring #Fallout to the screen and couldn’t be more excited to work with Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy and the team at #KilterFilms and @AmazonStudios. We’re huge fans of their work.”
Joy and Nolan says they are “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 series is reported to be hoping to retain the “harsh tone” of the games, but will also be “sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies”. No details about the expected release date or cast is available as of now. We only know the series is coming to Amazon Prime, and is developed by Amazon Studios and Kilter Films in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.
This news adds to the excitement of the video game community, already fueled by the announcement that HBO is going to adapt “The Last of Us” for television.