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Everything You Should Know About Amazon Prime's Fallout Series

Bethesda's "Fallout" is a fan-favorite RPG series that has stood the test of time. "Fallout" explores a timeline in which nuclear war broke out during the height of the Cold War, turning the planet into a wasteland and leaving humanity with no choice but to rebuild the broken society. But not every entry in the series has been great, as many criticized the 2018 multiplayer-only "Fallout 76" when it hit shelves. Still, the series' unique setting and gripping writing have left gamers eager to jump back into the world of "Fallout" any way they can.

So, gamers were buzzing with excitement when word got out that a "Fallout" live-action series was being developed by Amazon. This series joins the ever-expanding list of live-action video game adaptations in production, securing a spot beside Amazon's "God of War." Although the "Fallout" live-action series is still in early production, Amazon has released some crumbs of information to the public that will no doubt excite any "Fallout" fan. Here's everything we know about Amazon's upcoming "Fallout" TV series.

When is The Fallout TV series releasing?

Unfortunately, there is currently no firm release date for the "Fallout" TV series. But by looking at the production dates, fans can get an idea of when the world of "Fallout" will hit the silver screen. Amazon first announced the series in July 2020. Production then began two years after the announcement. And finally, in June 2022, filming began on the series. It was a fitting year to begin filming, too, as 2022 marked the 25th anniversary of the series. But how long will it take to film and edit the series?

The HBO video game adaptation "The Last of Us," for example, began filming in July of 2021 and was released almost a year and a half later. So, with that in mind, many predict the series will launch sometime in mid to late 2023. But it is impossible to predict the show's scope or issues that would slow down production and push the release date back.

Who is the cast and crew?

Good news for "Fallout" fans, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are acting as head writers on the Amazon series (via Deadline). The team is best known for creating the Sci-fi HBO series "Westworld," and their experience with Sci-fi television makes them a great fit for the "Fallout" series. Additionally, Todd Howard has signed on as an executive producer. Todd has expressed his faith in the writing duo, stating on Bethesda's website, "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."

The cast for the TV series is also exciting and featured some friendly faces. Hollywood star Walton Goggins, best known for his role in "Justified," has signed on to play an integral role in the story as a GhoulIn addition, Ella Purnell from "Arcane" fame is also slated to appear in the series. Recently, Amazon announced a few series regulars, including Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, and Aaron Moten (via Deadline).

What will the Fallout TV series be about?

As for the story, little has been revealed. But from what has been conveyed by the production team, the series will be true to the game series' setting. Variety wrote that the show "is set in a world where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077" — a familiar sight for any "Fallout" fan. And judging by the teaser image posted by Amazon, the main character will embark on a similar journey as the "Fallout 3" protagonist, emerging from a vault years after the nuclear war.

The tone also seems on point with the series. Head writer Lisa Joy has stated the series will be "a gonzo, crazy, funny, adventure, and mindf*** like none you've ever seen before." But the team has also explained that it won't be all jokes. Bethesda has said that the series "is serious and harsh in tone, yet sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies."

Is there a trailer for the Fallout TV series?

Unfortunately, there has not been a full-length trailer for the Amazon series yet, but there have been some teasers. For example, the Fallout Retrospective -Beyond the Game video featured Todd Howard, Tim Cain (co-creator of Fallout), and Istvan Pely (Art Director) discussing the series' transition from game to TV. But the most exciting part of the video is at the end when series director Jonathan Nolan is asked about "Fallout" and jokingly replies that he doesn't know anything about it. Then from the edge of the screen, an actor in power armor hands the director a Nuka-cola, the signature drink of the wasteland.

Additionally, there have been leaked images of what looks to be a few sets from the filming of the "Fallout" series. The leaked images, combined with the famous test pattern used throughout the "Fallout" series and the teaser image from inside the vault, the hype for the series is reaching an all-time high despite not having an official trailer.