The creators behind the upcoming live-action Fallout TV series have called the show ‘Fallout 5‘. While the showrunners don’t explicitly mean that this is the fifth Fallout video game, they’re telling a new story in the universe of the games that’s considered canon.
Speaking at a recent CCXP panel, Fallout showrunner Graham Wagner talked about the direction of the show and how it relates to the video game franchise. Wagner began by stating that the team is intentionally trying to distance the show and its characters from the game source material but still honour it in many ways, including remaining faithful to the settings, terminology and lore already built up in Bethesda’s best-selling games.
“We didn’t start from a place of characters from the games. We set things after…We kind of told ourselves, ‘This is Fallout 5, this is just another installation, and we’re starting with fresh snow.’ But as things go on, things go on. So yeah, again, I am really desperate not to spoil stuff, leave it at that I guess.”
As for the actual Fallout 5 game, we have a bit of bad news. Last year, Bethesda’s Todd Howard confirmed that work on the fifth Fallout game would only begin once Bethesda Game Studios completes The Elder Scrolls 6. It’s anyone’s guess at this point when The Elder Scrolls 6 will release as the developer is currently hands-on with post-launch support for its latest sci-fi RPG, Starfield. We’re potentially looking at Fallout 5 arriving (hopefully) sometime within this decade, if we’re lucky.
The live-action Fallout TV series recently dropped its first trailer, giving fans a better glimpse at the main character Lucy (played by Ella Purnell), activities within the vault, the Brotherhood of Steel, some mutated monstrosities in the wastelands and Walter Goggins as a badass ghoul. Be sure to check out the handful of official images and story details released too.
Fallout arrives on 12 April 2024 on Prime Video.
Source: The Nerd Stash