Grab your Pip-Boy, pop open a Nuka Cola, and get ready to experience Fallout on the small screen!
Earlier today, Amazon Studios announced that after a long period of negotiations, they officially licensed the rights to a televised adaptation of Bethesda’s beloved Fallout series. Heading this project is none other than Westworld creators/executive producers, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Their production company, Kilter Films will be producing the show alongside Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Joy and Nolan had this to say about their passion for the series:
“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.”
This announcement does not come as a huge surprise thanks to the enormous success of Netflix’s The Witcher series. And with HBO developing a series based around Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, this definitely will not be the last video game adaptation we see.
War. War Never Changes.
For those that are not familiar, the world of Fallout takes place in an alternative dystopian future of the United States. After World War 2, the world jettisoned into a 1950’s aesthetic Atomic Age, quite literally. After the development of everyday nuclear technology, reduced resources, and the global atomic war of 2077, the United States became a wasteland. Within this irradiated wasteland exist various factions, weapons, irradiated creatures, friends, AND foes for you to encounter. Beneath the dark humor and inventive setting, Fallout is all about survival and society. What kind of person are you? And what kind of impact do you leave on the world around you?
Since its creation, many hail the Fallout series for its creative world-building and narrative design. So seeing this unique and beloved world developed into a televised series makes perfect sense. Likewise, this news could not come at a better time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Fallout: New Vegas and the 5th anniversary of Fallout 4. As a long time Fallout fan, I cannot wait to see the characters, locations, and stories that Kilter Films explores in this rich setting. And Geek Girl Authority will be here to bring you all of the latest news about this upcoming series!
What do you think of the upcoming Fallout series? Which aspects of the game do you hope to see in the show? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!