A Fallout television series is finally becoming a reality, thanks to Amazon Studios and Kilter Films, driving it forward in association with Fallout IP owners Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.
Westworld creators and executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are on board as exec producers of the Fallout series, with Nolan also attached as director of the first episode. Nolan, brother of big-time director Christopher Nolan, has previously directed the pilot episode of Person of Interest (which he created) and three episodes of HBO’s Westworld.
As reported by Deadline, Captain Marvel co-writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Silicon Valley scribe/co-producer Graham Wagner are on board as Fallout‘s showrunners.
Created by Interplay Entertainment, the Fallout role-playing video games are set in a post-apocalyptic Earth during the 22nd and 23rd centuries. Following a nuclear war in 2077, the United States has been left a harsh wasteland, contrary to the previous generation’s utopian idea of a world made better through nuclear energy.
After close to a decade of whispers surrounding a Fallout TV series, Amazon Studios managed to close a lengthy deal for the rights to develop a television adaptation back in July 2020.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said in a statement back when Amazon’s acquisition was announced. “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.”
Now that a number of the relevant creatives have been placed, development is officially underway and the plan is to have production going this year.
There are still plenty of announcements to come here, such as who will star. Stay tuned.