A Fallout TV series is now in development from Amazon Studios

By Heidi Nicholas,
Amazon Studios has licensed the rights to the Fallout franchise, with a TV show now in development "with a series commitment." The show — Fallout — will be a collaboration between Amazon Studios and Kilter Films, in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.

Bethesda has announced that the project will be produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's Kilter Films. "Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time," reads a statement from 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."

Bethesda's executive producer Todd Howard says: "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. From the announcement, it seems the show will aim to capture the "magic" of Fallout: "The world of Fallout is one where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. The magic of the Fallout world is the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy. It is serious and harsh in tone, yet sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies."

That's all we know so far. There's no word yet on when to expect Fallout or what the plot might entail, but a show set in the Fallout universe is definitely on the way.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!