The popular video game series “Fallout” is being adapted into a potential TV series for Amazon Prime by the creators behind “Westworld”…
The popular video game series “Fallout” may soon become a television series.
“Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are currently developing an adaptation of “Fallout” for Amazon Prime as part of their massive overall deal with the streaming service. Amazon has licensed the rights to the game with Nolan and Joy now attached to help create a series.
The “Fallout” series has produced six-full role playing titles as well as several spinoffs. Here’s a synopsis of the series:
“The background story of Fallout involves a “what-if” scenario in which the United States of America tries to devise fusion power resulting in the whole country becoming hegemonic and having less reliance on petroleum. However, this is not achieved until 2077, shortly after an oil drilling conflict off the Pacific Coast pits the United States against China. It ends with a nuclear exchange resulting in the post-apocalyptic world in which the game takes place.
Before the nuclear exchange took place, great underground Vaults were constructed across America, supposedly to protect the populace from the dangers of radiation. Although only 122 were constructed, over 400,000 would be needed to protect the entire nation. This is because the Vaults were not intended to save humanity; rather, they were social experiments being conducted by the United States government. Most vaults featured some variable to test how certain things influence people (and presumably the personal characteristics of the vault’s occupants) such as Vault 69, which reportedly contained 999 women and one man.”
At this point, the “Fallout” adaptation is in development but there’s a full series commitment penalty attached. That means the show would skip the traditional pilot stage and get ordered straight to series or if Amazon decides to pass, the writers and crew working on the show are still paid in full as if the series was produced.