Westworld co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are teaming up once again on a tv series, this time based on Bethesda’s Fallout games and under Amazon Studios.
In a statement sent to Variety, the writers said they wanted to capture the series’ tone, specifically “the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy,” while also keeping it “sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies.” Nolan and Joy will act as executive producers alongside Athena Wickman from Kilter Films and Bethesda representatives Todd Howard and James Altman.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends,” said Nolan and Joy in a joint statement to Variety. “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.”
In his own statement, Howard said there had been attempts to create a Fallout television series for several years, and that Nolan and Joy were the best fit to finally make it happen.
“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” Howard said. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We’re enormous fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios.”
— Fallout (@Fallout) July 2, 2020
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Fallout joins a growing list of video game properties being adapted into television shows, with popular series like The Last of Us being reverse engineered into live action dramas becoming more common than ever. Netflix in particular has been really leaning into video game adaptations, with the success of the streaming service’s Witcher series really solidifying that pillar of its business. Recently, the company revealed a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Cuphead animated series, as well as accidentally leaked that it’s got a Resident Evil show in the works, but all we know about the latter is a since-deleted story summary.
While we don’t know much about what the Fallout series will entail, we can at least play the games it will be based on in the meantime. Perhaps you’re considering starting Fallout 76? If you are, the game is not perfect, but it’s definitely in a better state than it was when it launched. If you’d also like some help in getting started, we’ve got plenty of guides here at Fanbyte to help you out. Need to unlock the backpack? There’s a guide for that. Having trouble farming caps? We have a guide for that, as well. Or if you want to go through the wasteland sporting a bow, we can help with that, too.