Fallout is headed to the small screen!
We truly live in a glorious time. Projects that would have been totally unfilmable just 10 years ago are making their way onto the small and big screen. The world of streaming and premium TV paved the way for larger stories. Nowadays, film isn’t even the premium medium for long-form fantasy and science fiction. That honor belongs to television. It’s the home of Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and Breaking Bad, which are generally considered to be solid TV.
The years have proven that, by and large, visual effects are good enough to warrant bringing huge properties to the small screen. So why not go with something big like Fallout? The long-running franchise is well-known for its massive scope and style — and frankly, it would make for great high-budget show. And you know who would be great for that? The creators of Westworld.
Wish granted. Amazon posted the following tweet teasing some big Fallout news.
— Amazon Studios (@AmazonStudios) July 2, 2020
It followed up the post with a link to actual details — including the fact that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter films would be attached to produce. That’s right. The creators of Westworld are creating a Fallout series. The ones who brought what is essentially a game onto the small screen are adapting a video game.
“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,” said Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, Kilter Films.
“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” said Todd Howard, Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “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 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,” said Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television.”
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