First Look At ‘Fallout’, Prime Video’s Post-Apocalyptic Game Adaptation

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Fans of the Fallout game series have been waiting for Prime Video’s video game adaptation for quite a while now, and as can be evidenced from the images below, the upcoming series could be rather special. 

The new series, which comes from Kilter Films and Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, will land on Prime Video on April 12th, 2024. Well, that’s assuming we aren’t all living in underground Vaults next year as the result of some terrible extinction event, which was the fate that befell the survivors of Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic game series. 

Historically, video game adaptations have been pretty poor but in recent times there have been more hits than misses, with the likes of The Last of Us and Twisted Metal pleasing fans of the original games. Hopes are high that the Fallout series will be just as good but we’ll just have to wait until next April to find out how well the adaptation fares when compared to the incredibly popular RPGs that came before it. 

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. 200 years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them.”

Cast and Characters

The show’s cast includes:

Ella Purnell as Lucy, an optimistic Vault dweller whose peaceful nature is put to the test when people harm her loved ones.

Aaron Motten as Maximus, a young soldier with a tragic past who serves in a militaristic faction called Brotherhood of Steel. According to the official character description, he believes in the nobility of the Brotherhood’s mission to bring law and order to the Wasteland and will do anything to further their goals.

Walton Goggins as “The Ghoul,” a disfigured bounty hunter with a mysterious past. 

Kyle MacLachlan as Hank, Lucy’s father and the overseer of Vault 33 who is striving to make the world a better place.

 Is the series a direct adaptation of the games?

Early word on Fallout suggests the series isn’t going to adapt one of the storylines from the original games but will instead tell its own tale within the games’ expansive universe. 

In an interview with Lex Fridman on his podcast, this is what Bethesda director and executive producer of the Fallout TV series Todd Howard had to say about the adaptation.

“It’s not retelling a game story. It’s basically an area of the map. Let’s tell a story here that fits in the world that we have built, doesn’t break any of the rules, can reference things in the games, but isn’t a retelling of the games… [It] exists in the same world but is its own unique thing, so it adds to it. While also, people who haven’t played the games, who can’t experience how crazy cool Fallout is, can watch the series.” (source)

As can be seen from the images above and below, the new series looks to be fairly faithful to the game series, with a similar aesthetic, so fans should be fairly optimistic about the upcoming show, even if it doesn’t contain the exact missions that were prominent in the game titles. 

 

We’ll know more about the Fallout adaptation as we get nearer to the official release date. So, for now, enjoy the images and trailer below in anticipation of the upcoming series.


Are you excited to watch Fallout? Have you played the original games? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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