Amazon developing TV show based on Fallout game series

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  • Sunday, 05 Jul 2020

Surviving after the nuclear apocalypse in Fallout 4 requires giant metal suits. And if Amazon's newly announced TV show is anything like the original games, we can expect to see these returning. — Bethesda/dpa

Amazon has announced plans to develop one of the most popular computer game franchises into a TV show for subscribers of its Amazon Prime streaming service.

An archetype of post-apocalyptic survival game, the Fallout series has been in production from the late 90s, and tells the story of characters surviving a nuclear fallout in a world of 1940s technology.

If Amazon's new show is anywhere near the original game, viewers can expect to see characters exploring a world devastated by nuclear war and teeming with weird creatures.

As if the promise of a Fallout show didn't already promise millions of potential viewers from the gaming community (it's mobile game alone has been downloaded 170 million times), fans of the hit HBO sci-fi series Westworld will also be glad to hear its creators, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, will be developing the show.

"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," the Westworld creative duo said, announcing the planned production.

Fans will have to wait before getting an idea of what the show will be like, however. "Please stand by," reads footage of a fuzzy TV broadcast tweeted by game developer Bethesda and Amazon Studios.

The 23-second teaser reveals little, but its use of trademark Fallout 1940s aesthetic with a crackling emergency broadcast will feel instantly familiar to the millions who have played these games. – dpa

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