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Please stand by (Amazon Studios is teasing a Fallout TV series)

Break out grandma’s vinyl and put on your blue jumpsuit: There’s a Fallout TV series on the way.

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Break out grandma’s vinyl and put on your blue jumpsuit: There’s a Fallout TV series on the way.

After the success of Henry Cavill as The Witcher, in the Netflix series of the same name, it seemed almost inevitable that more TV adaptions of video games would be on the way. The next one to break cover was The Last of Us, in production between Sony and HBO and with Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin joining Neil Druckmann on writing and production duties.

Halo and Resident Evil series are also reportedly in the works, while rumours point to a raft of series from Ubisoft, including Skull & Bones – that one might release before the game – and Watch Dogs.

And now we have a new contender, popping its head out of the vault and into the light for the first time:

What do we know about the Fallout TV series so far? Not much.

It’s being run as a joint concern between Bethesda, Amazon Studios, and Kilter Films. That tells us the show will no doubt run on Amazon’s Prime video-on-demand service. (And to be fair, the mega-corporation did make an excellent job of the similarly alternate history Philip K Dick story, The Man in the High Castle, so that’s promising.)

But it’s the involvement of Kilter Films in the Fallout TV series that’s most notable. You may not recognise the production company’s name, but you’ve likely seen their work: most notably on HBO’s Westworld and with Bad Robot and Warner Bros. on Person of Interest.

“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 of Kilter Films, writers and showrunners of Westworld, in a press release on Bethesda’s website.

And that’s it. That’s really all we know about the Fallout TV series for now. But it’s exciting, isn’t it? Please stand by for further information.


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