Amazon Studios has just announced a Fallout TV series from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy serving as producers.
— Amazon Studios (@AmazonStudios) July 2, 2020
Variety reports that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are developing the Fallout show at Amazon based on the popular Bethesda video game RPG franchise.
Bethesda Game Studios will be involved with the development of the show and series director Todd Howard will serve as executive producer on the show.
“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,” said Joy and Nolan in a statement.
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“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” said Todd Howard in a statement. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right.”
Fallout is a video game RPG series set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of a nuclear war. Bethesda purchased the Fallout IP from Interplay in 2007 and turned the isometric RPG series into a first-person RPG with Fallout 3. Bethesda has since gone to create Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.
Plot details or casting haven’t been revealed, so it’s unclear if Nolan and Joy are creating an adaptation of one of Bethesda’s Fallout games, or a new series set within Bethesda’s universe.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.