Following its announcement earlier this year, Amazon’s TV adaptation of the action-RPG series Fallout is scheduled to stream from 12th April 2024.
The latest in a wave of movies and TV shows adapted from videogames, Fallout was announced at the unfeasibly large Gamescom expo in Cologne earlier this year.
Based on Bethesda’s series of post-apocalyptic RPGs of the same name, Fallout is being given the prestige television treatment by Amazon, with the cast including the wonderful Walton Goggins, Ella Purnell, and Kyle MacLachlan. Equally encouragingly, Fallout has Jonathan Nolan, who previously brought us the TV version of Westworld, on board as its showrunner.
Via the series’ Twitter/X feed, Amazon has now announced when the series will air (or stream, more accurately): 12th April 2024.
The Fallout videogames have a lineage that stretches back to the late 1990s (and earlier, if you also include the Wasteland games that came before them), and take place in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear war. The games are known for their imaginative, retro-futuristic world-building, and it’ll be interesting to see how Nolan and his team reimagine the series’ setting and events for the small screen. Certainly, Amazon’s announcement clip, featuring series mascot Pip-Boy grinning out of a 1980s-style green screen monitor, suggest that the retro-futu
rism will be present and correct.
— FALLOUT⚡️ (@falloutonprime) October 23, 2023
Fallout joins a growing number of TV and film productions based on hit game franchises. The most obvious example is HBO’s The Last Of Us, lavishly adapted by Craig Mazin and the games’ co-director Neil Druckmann. Greeted by hugely positive reviews when it emerged in early 2023, the series is getting a second season at some point in the near future, according to HBO, though the ongoing actors’ strikes mean that the start date for filming is currently unclear.
Fallout will stream on Amazon Prime from 12th April 2024, and the series will run for eight episodes.
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