Amazon Studio’s working on a Fallout TV series with the creators of Westworld

Amazon Studio's working with a Fallout TV series with the the creators of Westworld

Amazon Studio’s working on a Fallout TV series with the creators of Westworld

Bethesda’s Fallout franchise is coming to television via Amazon’s Prime Video service, arriving as Amazon Studio’s response to Netflix’s The Witcher series. Earlier today, Amazon Studios confirmed that Fallout was coming via a Tweet, confirming that the series was being created by Kilter Films. 

Deadline has confirmed that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have been tasked with creating Fallout’s TV adaptation, a duo who formerly worked on the hit TV series Westworld.   

Fallout is based on the envisioned future of 1940s America, a world filled with Nuclear powered cars and crazy technologies. This nuclear-powered world inevitably resulted in a nuclear war, turning the world into a scarred wasteland filled with a serious tone that’s sprinkled with a dash of 40s-style atomic fantasy. 

At this time, it is unknown when Fallout’s TV series will be ready to stream through Amazon Prime, or what parts of the franchise the TV series will explore. The Fallout games have been located in California, Nevada, Washington DC, Boston, and Virginia, so it will be interesting to see if the series will visit any of these locations. However, it is equally possible that the series will be set in an entirely new section of the US.   


   The world of Fallout is one where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. The magic of the Fallout world is the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy. It is serious and harsh in tone, yet sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies.

Fallout games have achieved record-setting sales and received hundreds of awards, including dozens of Game of the Year awards, while its mobile game, Fallout Shelter, has been downloaded more than 170 million times.

Fallout is from Amazon Studios and Kilter Films in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, with executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and Athena Wickham for Kilter Films, Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios, and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks.

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