In an announcement from Bethesda, Fallout‘s universe will be the basis for an original story while Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are serving as producers. Bethesda will also be directly involved through their Softworks and Game Studios label in order to capture the series’ tone for new audiences and veteran players.
“Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life,” Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng said, adding it was also a chance to bring a game franchise to smaller screens.
“We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television,” he said.
Of course, the show will be set in a bleak future ravaged by a nuclear war from the late 1940s. Survivors retreated into “Vaults,” which offered refuge and doubled as testing grounds for grisly scientific experiments.
The game followed one such survivor, who navigated through the wastelands after a shocking revelation. Characters would also get the chance to meet several factions, including the Brotherhood of Steel, People’s Liberation Army and the Commonwealth Institute of Technology pioneering a world-changing device.
Kilter Films is an Emmy-award winning studio known for producing Westworld while their experience would be applied in a similar gritty sci-fi action show for Fallout. Their deal with Amazon Studios suggests the series could make its exclusive debut over Prime TV for members.
No series release window or production start times were announced in the release.