War. War never changes.
But our television experience does: this is the age where TV shows have never been more expensive and ambitious. After the mind-boggling announcement that the Cyberpunk 2077 creators are working with Netflix for an anime called Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the Fallout video game franchise is revealed to be getting the big-budget Holywood treatment. To confirm, Amazon has posted a cryptic teaser on its official Twitter page.
— Amazon Studios (@AmazonStudios) July 2, 2020
Yep, the iconic game franchise is about to hit the small screen, and no– you don’t need to worry about the possibility of it ending up just to be another adaptation ruining a precious thing. Fallout is definitely in good hands for two good reasons.
One, spearheading the project are the genius creators behind Westworld, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who also drew inspirations from games like Red Dead Redemption and BioShock for the widely acclaimed HBO sci-fi drama. The second reason is that Amazon is teaming up with the game developer Bethesda Studios for the adaptation.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” said Nolan and Joy in a statement. “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.”
Debuting in 1977, the Fallout game brings players into a future, post-apocalyptic world ruined by nuclear war. Apart from its exceptional setting, the game became a massive hit for its deviant take on an RPG as it allows players to have control over the story. Regarding the TV adaptation’s release date, Amazon has yet to reveal. But with everything we know so far, it’s gonna be worth the wait.