A Fallout TV series has been announced and it's got some pretty heavy hitters putting it together. The same people who brought you Westworld are going to be working on bringing Bethesda Softworks' post-apocalyptic RPG to your screen in a new way, but the future of this project isn't quite certain.
Amazon Studios has licensed the rights for the Fallout franchise and made the announcement in a rather appropriate style:
While Fallout 76 has been having some troubles getting its first season off of the ground, another front for a new adventure is opening up with the announcement of a TV series by Amazon Studios.
"Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen," Bethesda Executive Producer Todd Howard said in the announcement. "But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with [Jonathan] 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."
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan will be producing the project. Both have been major forces in the continued production of the Westworld TV series, but that's not all they have under their belts. Lisa Joy served as producer and writer for Burn Notice and as a writer on the cult classic Pushing Daisies. Nolan — the younger brother of Christopher Nolan — holds writing credits on some pretty impressive films released in the last two decades, including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar.
When Will The Fallout TV Series Debut?
The big question surrounding the Fallout TV series is when it will debut and, indeed, if it will debut at all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a "series commitment penalty" attached. This means that one of two things can happen.
In the ideal scenario, Amazon executives give the script the greenlight and the creators don't have to produce a pilot — they'll get right into making the series. If the series is passed over, however, everyone involved will be paid as if the series had been produced. That's a pretty strong incentive to get this TV show made.
Either way, a writer has not yet been named for this Fallout TV series, so we'll likely be waiting a couple of years before we see it materialize as part of the offerings on Amazon Prime Video.
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