As we’re seeing across the industry, more and more big name IPs are getting picked up for series rights. The latest is Bethesda’s Fallout.
Bethesda announced this morning that in collaboration with Amazon Studios and Kilter Films (including Producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy), a series based on the hugely popular video game franchise is in pre-production.
“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,” said Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, Kilter Films.”
Todd Howard, spokesperson for Bethesda Game Studios and Executive Producer of the Fallout franchise, also issues a statment.
“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” said Todd Howard, Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “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. We’re enormous fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios.”
You can find the formal announcement to the news here.
Despite what we would consider recent shortcomings, we love the Fallout franchise and given the talent behind this series, we believe it could be something really special. We hope it comes together well!