Picture this: the Cold War actually turned hot and turned into the nuclear disaster everyone feared it would, leaving the shelter-dwelling survivors to fend for themselves, and in the process freezing the ruins of pop culture in a 1950s aesthetic. Wait, we don’t have to picture it, we can play it…the Fallout series of video games has existed since the original was released for PC in the late 90s.
The series has had its ups and downs, especially the later installments (should we mention Fallout 76 or are the memories too fresh?) but until now, it’s remained a video game with no adaptions in any other media. That’s about to change, as series developers / publishers Bethesda and Amazon Studios have entered a deal to create a Fallout TV show.
— Fallout (@Fallout) July 2, 2020
The show is behind handled by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, the team responsible for the Westworld series on HBO. Already, the jokes and memes are circulating about this adaption being so faithful that episodes will freeze and force the characters to start over.
“‘Fallout’ is one of the greatest game series of all time,” gushes Joy and Nolan. “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.”
The Fallout project is just one of several Joy and Nolan have in the works with Amazon, having signed an exclusivity deal with the streamer. They are also developing a series based around the Willian Gibson novel “The Peripheral.”
No release window for the Fallout series has been revealed.