As part of Fallout’s 25th anniversary, Bethesda has released a new video promoting the upcoming release of the Fallout television series from Jonathan Nolan and Westworld’s Lisa Joy. In the video, Bethesda’s Todd Howard begins by talking about how the company was going to make a Fallout movie. Each time, Bethesda said no because “it just wasn’t a good fit.”
The idea for a television series came about when Howard connected with Nolan and learned that he was a huge fan of the series. Amazon Studios has joined and the series is now being made for Prime Video.
Bethesda Art Director Istvan Pely said that it has been impressive to see how Bethesda’s own designs and vision for Fallout are faithfully recreated in the television series. Tim Cain, the co-creator of the Fallout series, also appears in the video and talks about the series’ enduring legacy.
The video ends with Nolan, appearing on the set of the Fallout TV show, joking that he had an idea what Fallout was and how it came to be attached to the show. “Several years ago I decided I was going to write the next great American novel. Then a friend gave me a copy of Fallout 3, and now I’m working in television,” he says.
The Fallout television series is being produced by Kilter Films, the production company headed by Nolan and Joy. In 2021, Joy offered a little tease about the planned tone of the series, saying that it’s “just a gonzo, crazy, fun, mindset adventure like none you’ve ever seen before.”
The first official image from the Fallout television series was released earlier this week. However, it is not yet known when the series will premiere.
The Fallout TV series is one of the upcoming video game productions in the works at Amazon. Earlier this year, Amazon signed dj2 Entertainment to a preliminary deal to create game content for Prime Video, including possible adaptations of Life Is Strange and Disco Elysium.
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