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'Fallout' will become a TV series

Available on Amazon Prime Video, developed by the creators of 'Westworld'

'Fallout' will become a TV series Available on Amazon Prime Video, developed by the creators of 'Westworld'

Fallout, the popular video game series set in a post-apocalyptic future, will become a TV series on Amazon Prime Video. The official news came via Twitter, where Prime Video released a teaser trailer. The project has been run by the same authors of Westworld, the couple formed by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan and will be produced in collaboration with Bethesda Softwares, the video game company that has been producing Fallout for years. 

Fallout is one of the most successful role-playing games in the world of video games. Since its first debut in 1997 to date, several spin-offs and 5 main chapters have been released, the last of which (Fallout 76) dates back to 2018. Set in the 22nd Century, the series shows a world in which China and the United States they are at war for the possession of the last oil and uranium deposits; following a real nuclear war, which destroyed the world in 2077, humanity risks extinction and the only survivors have been saved thanks to the Vault (of particular fallout shelters), while many have undergone serious genetic mutations. The goal of the game is to survive the outside world, wandering in different areas of the United States, from Las Vegas to Washington, up to Boston and many other destroyed places. 

Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time," said Joy and Nolan; "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.

"Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” added Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios' executive producer. "But 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." Fallout is only the last video game to be turned into a TV series: in the last few years only Showtime has announced the development of Halo, HBO is preparing a version of The Last of Us and Netflix has already been very successful with its version of The Witcher. Furthermore, in recent days Netflix has also made available in its catalogue Assassin's Creed (2016), the film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.