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Prime Video Is Bringing the Post-Apocalyptic 'Fallout' TV Series to Your Streaming Queue in April 2024

Almost three decades after first hitting computers, the gaming franchise is getting a live-action adaptation starring Walton Goggins, Kyle MacLachlan and Ella Purnell from 'Yellowjackets'.
By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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Welcome to the Wasteland: a first look at the long-awaited Fallout TV adaptation is here, ahead of the streaming series' arrival on Prime Video in April 2024. Almost three decades after first hitting computers back in 1997 — and after three released sequels, a fourth on the way and seven spinoffs — the gaming franchise is getting a live-action take starring Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Walton Goggins (I'm a Virgo) and Kyle MacLachlan (Lucky Hank).

HBO isn't behind this game-to-television series, unlike spectacular 2023 hit The Last of Us, but Prime Video is taking a similar approach by enlisting the creative forces behind one of the US premium cable network's past hits. Just as co-creator, executive producer, writer and director Craig Mazin made the leap from Chernobyl to a button-mashing favourite, so are Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy — who also executive produced Prime Video's own The Peripheral.

Fans of the Fallout game will already know the show's setting: a post-apocalyptic future. The series takes place 200 years after everything went pear-shaped, with people living in luxe fallout shelters ever since. When some such folks leave their cosy confines, they find a hellscape filled with mutants, wild west vibes and plenty of violence.

Purnell plays vault-dweller Lucy, while Twin Peaks great MacLachlan is her dad Overseer Hank, who — as his name suggests — oversees Vault 33. On the surface, Goggins is bounty hunter The Ghoul, who has a secret past — and Aaron Moten (Emancipation) also has a pivotal part as Brotherhood of Steel soldier Maximus.

Expect to also see Moisés Arias (Samaritan), Sarita Choudhury (And Just Like That...), Michael Emerson (Evil), Leslie Uggams (Extrapolations), Frances Turner (The Boys), Dave Register (Heightened), Zach Cherry (Severance) and Johnny Pemberton (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story) on-screen as well — plus Rodrigo Luzzi (Dead Ringers), Annabel O'Hagan (Dear Edward) and Xelia Mendes-Jones (The Wheel of Time) —  when this retrofuturistic dystopia starts hitting your streaming queue from Friday, April 12, 2024.

As well as executive producing with Joy, Nolan directs the first three episodes. Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Graham Wagner (Silicon Valley) are similarly among Fallout's executive producers, as well as the series' writers and co-showrunners. And yes, Bethesda Game Studios has a hand in finally bringing the games to the screen.

There's no trailer for Fallout yet, but Prime Video have dropped a heap of pictures as an initial glimpse at what's to come — see above and below.

Fallout will start streaming via Prime Video from Friday, April 12, 2024.

Images: courtesy of Prime Video.

Published on November 29, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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