Fallout TV series goes into production this year on Amazon

Amazon’s TV series based on popular games from the Fallout saga is going into production this year. Timeframe and Variety report that Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Graham Wagner (Silicon Valley) will be the project’s showrunners; Fallout’s official Twitter account retweeted Deadline’s story as confirmation.

The Prime Video service will be executive produced by Jonathan Nolan e Lisa Joy, creators of Westworld. Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman of Bethesda Softworks are also on board as executive producers. Nolan will direct the first episode, according to Deadline and Variety.

The series was first announced in July. “Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter at the time. “Each chapter of this incredibly imaginative story has cost us countless hours that we could have spent with family and friends. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of Bethesda’s brilliant lunatics to bring this huge, subversive and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios. ”

Fallout games are post-apocalyptic RPGs set in an alternative future inspired by post-war images from the 1950s in the United States. Bethesda acquired the rights to the series in 2004 and released Fallout 3 in 2008. The most recent main game, Fallout 4, was released in 2015, while Fallout 76 is a multiplayer released in 2018. No Fallout titles have been announced, but in the future games in the series will likely be exclusive to the Xbox and PC platforms due to Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda.