The popular post-apocalyptic game franchise began all the way back in 1997 and spawned a sequel just a year later and a number of spin-offs. Bethesda Studios developed “Fallout 3” in 2008 and introduced a new generation of gamers to the franchise, earning huge critical acclaim and a number of Game of the Year accolades from some of the biggest awards bodies. The most recent, “Fallout 76” was released in 2018, however, is widely considered one of the weakest in the franchise. A television series gives the opportunity to give a fresh new look to the story and reinvigorate the excitement of the franchise.
Variety writes that the series “hails from Amazon Studios and Kilter Films in association with the games’ producers Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.” With Bethesda working with the series, it gives fans excitement that the series will remain loyal to the video games, in the same vein as the upcoming “The Last of Us” TV Series in the works from HBO, with Naughty Dog president Evan Wells on board with the series as reported earlier in the year. It’s been no secret that some of the best narrative stories in the past couple of decades have come from the gaming industry, and it’s no surprise that they are beginning to get the live-action treatment.
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Noland and Joy are no strangers to science fiction, having created the multiple Emmy-award winning HBO series “Westworld” starring Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton. Much of the show’s praise is heaped at its incredible visuals and attention to detail, and similar can surely be expected with a “Fallout” series.
Included in Variety’s article is the following joint-statement from Nolan and Joy:
“‘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.”