Amazon is officially moving forward with its Fallout TV show adaptation that will stream on Prime Video and several big names are attached.
Deadline reports that Westworld co-creator Jonathan Nolan will direct the premiere of the series and will serve as executive producer. The series, which is based on the popular post-apocalyptic video game franchise of the same name, will be from Nolan and fellow Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films with Joy and Athena Wickham also executive producing alongside Bethesda’s James Altman and Todd Howard.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said in 2020 about the project. “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.”
— Amazon Studios (@AmazonStudios) July 2, 2020
Fallout takes place after a nuclear war and the television series will feature Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner as showrunners. Robertson-Dworet has writing credits on Captain Marvel and the 2018 Tomb Raider film, while Wagner has experience as an executive producer on Portlandia, Silicon Valley, and Baskets.
The Fallout series was launched in 1997 on PC by Interplay Productions. However, its popularity ballooned in 2008 after Bethesda released Fallout 3 for consoles and PC, which gave it an ambitious action spin similar to its The Elder Scrolls fantasy games. Since then, Fallout 4, an MMO called Fallout 76, and a mobile title Fallout Shelter has been released.