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Fallout Is Getting a TV Show from the Team Behind Westworld

The Brotherhood of Steel, coming to a screen near you. Just... slightly differently than they usually do.
The Brotherhood of Steel, coming to a screen near you. Just... slightly differently than they usually do.
Screenshot: Bethesda Softworks

War may never change in the bleak, irradiated dystopia of the Fallout universe, but the way you’re going to experience it is: Amazon Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring the beloved RPG series to television, and it’s tapped the minds of Westworld to do so.

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Deadline reports that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will help the series—about scrupulous survivors of a global nuclear war in the late 21st century that has decimated an alt-universe America, emerging from underground “Vaults” to roam the wastelands and make a name for themselves—come to TV with their Kilter Films production house. Todd Howard, one of the lead architects of both the Fallout and Elder Scrolls franchises at Bethesda Game Studios, will help oversee the series alongside Bethesda Softworks’ James Altman.

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Amazon has already committed to a series order for the show, and in lieu of offering any further information about the series, has released a teaser in the vein of Fallout’s faux-retro ‘50s aesthetic:

We’ll bring you more on Amazon’s plans for the Fallout universe’s jump to TV as and when we learn them.


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I just hope they keep the goofy, strange black humor that makes Fallout so fun. Don’t make it just another generic post-apocalyptic movie.