The Fallout TV series based on the best-selling games by Bethesda is finally moving forward with Jonathan Nolan set to produce and direct. The Amazon Studios show will officially begin production this year, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet (writer of the 2018 Tomb Raider film) and Graham Wagner (executive producer of Silicon Valley) taking up the roles of showrunners.
Deadline reports that the Fallout TV series, which was announced last year, is finally moving ahead at Amazon Studios in association with Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Game Studios. Jonathan Nolan, the co-screenwriting sibling of Christopher Nolan and creator of shows like Westworld and Person of Interest, will lead the show as an executive producer under his and Lisa Joy’s production studio Kilter Films.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Fallout games, they take place in the aftermath of a nuclear war in the year 2077. During this post-apocalypse, surviving factions all fight for control of the wasteland. The world following the bombs is inhabited by several raiders, murderous synths and deadly creatures mutated by radiation, among other groups. The games typically follow a custom protagonist who butts heads with the apocalyptic wanderers while fulfilling an ulterior motive, such as finding their son or father. Fallout also has a particularly unique sense of humour and style, which has been at the heart of the gaming series since its inception in the 90s.
Joy and Nolan provided a statement on their excitement for adapting Fallout into a TV series:
“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.”
Along with producing the show, Nolan will also direct the premiere of the Fallout series.