SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Grab your Pip Boy and a Nuka Cola -- the hugely popular Fallout video game series is being adapted for television, Amazon Studios announced via a tweet Thursday.
The series will be produced by Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, with the backing of Bethesda Game Studios, the maker of Fallout games since it purchased the rights to the series in 2004. It's a dual production between Amazon Studios and Kilter Films.
In a statement Joy and Nolan said:
‘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."
The Fallout series began in 1997, taking place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic futuristic world following a worldwide nuclear war in the year 2077. Fallout is known for its retro-future style -- think of what people in the 1950s imagined the future to be like --and that's the inspiration for Fallout.
The story was first reported by Variety, which explains what the series could look like:
With their Amazon project, Nolan and Joy will look to bring 'the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy,' to the small screen. The project will look to retain the games’ 'harsh tone,' which making sure it is still 'sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies' which players of the epic franchise know and love."