The world’s best-selling Fallout game series is going to television through Prime Video. Following months of discussions, Amazon Studios has acquired the rights of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to produce a TV adaptation that has received a number of commitments. With multiple games in the franchise spanning several different settings in the post-nuclear world, it’s not yet clear where this series is going to be set. The two most famous franchise games, Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, take place in Washington D.C. And Boston.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said in a joint statement. “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.
“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” said 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 at Amazon Studios. “We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television.”