Amazon Prime Video has announced the release date for its highly anticipated Fallout TV series, which is based on the popular video game franchise developed by Bethesda. The series is set to premiere on April 12, 2024, which is just six months away, taking fans by surprise with its imminent arrival.
This adaptation of Fallout has been in development for several years, and it seems to have benefitted from the success of another video game adaptation, “The Last Of Us,” which was a major hit in the TV format. Both series share a post-apocalyptic setting, although Fallout’s apocalypse is the result of nuclear war rather than zombies.
The teaser for the show, released on Fallout Day (October 23), features Pip-Boy visuals from the games, assuring fans that the series will stay true to the look and feel of the Bethesda games, including their unique 1950s-inspired aesthetic.
While it has been clear that the show is nearing completion, this announcement provides the first official release date. What remains uncertain is whether the series will incorporate the satirical elements that characterized the earlier entries in the Fallout franchise but have been somewhat absent in recent years.
The live-action adaptation will center around an original story set in Vault 33, one of the underground bunkers that are iconic in the games. The series will be part of the official Fallout canon and boasts a star-studded cast, including Walton Goggins, Ella Purnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Aaron Moten, Moisés Arias, Sarita Choudhury, and Michael Emerson.
Amazon Prime members can access the series through their subscription, which costs £8.99 per month or £95 per year. Additionally, Amazon has introduced upgraded Fire TV Sticks with enhanced features for an optimal viewing experience.
The Fallout TV series is a collaboration between Kilter Films, led by executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of Westworld, and Bethesda Game Studios, the publisher of the Fallout video games. The show is helmed by writers and co-showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner. With high expectations and much anticipation, Fallout is set to make its debut on Prime Video on April 12, 2024.
As for the Fallout franchise in the world of gaming, it appears to be on hold as Bethesda is focused on other projects. Fallout 76 was the latest major title in the series and underwent significant post-launch improvements. With Bethesda currently working on Starfield and the early development of Elder Scrolls VI, the timeline for a new Fallout game remains uncertain, possibly leading to a considerable gap between releases. There’s speculation that Microsoft may involve another studio to take on the Fallout IP in the future.