This Is Not a Test: There’s a Fallout TV Show Coming to Amazon

If you don’t already have a Prime subscription, Amazon just came up with a tremendous way to get you to subscribe.

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If you don’t already have a Prime subscription, Amazon just came up with a tremendous way to get you to subscribe—a Fallout TV is coming to Prime Video with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy at the helm, as announced by Bethesda.

The News

For those unfamiliar with Nolan and Joy and their Kilter Films company, they’re the same folks responsible for the popular Westworld show. This is the first officially show announcement since the studio and Amazon announced a partnership to bring content exclusively to Prime Video.

Of course, Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks will also be heavily involved in the process as the owners of the intellectual property. Todd Howard is a big name from Bethesda that is mentioned as being involved with the project.

Howard has apparently thought about bringing Fallout to TV for some time. “Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” he said.

However, it sounds like Howard feels that the team from Kilter Films is perfect for the job.

“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,” Howard continued.

Unfortunately, we don’t have too much information about the show. All Amazon released was a short teaser video. It’s more than enough to have us excited about what we could see from a show based around the beloved Fallout universe.

Still, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan spoke rather highly of the Fallout universe and what they’ll be able to do with it.

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. 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.

Kilter Films’ Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan speaking about the Fallout franchise

Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date for the upcoming Fallout show, so we’ll have to wait patiently to take in the post-apocalyptic madness that we’d expect it to bring to the table.

Our Take

If everything lines up properly, we could be in for a massive treat with a Fallout show. The dense universe offered by Fallout, along with the overall adaptability of a post-apocalyptic universe, could make for a must-watch show. With the pedigree of those involved, there’s plenty of reason to be excited.

To put it simply, we’re incredibly excited about the show. Of course, there’s always the chance that it could fall through (or come out poorly in the end), but we’re very optimistic based on who’s involved.