Fallout TV show: Release date, cast and latest news
The hit video game is being adapted for television by the team behind Westworld.
Based on the hit post-apocalyptic Bethesda Franchise, the new Fallout series is being developed for Prime Video. A release date has been confirmed, along with a selection of first-look images of the show.
Amazon and production company Kilter Films have given us a look at leads Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins and Kyle MacLachlan's characters, as well as showing off the famous Power Armour suits and more of the post-apocalyptic world.
You can check out the Power Armour in the image above alongside Aaron Moten's Maximus. We've scattered more of the first-look images into the article below.
Jonathan Nolan is attached to executively produce the series and direct the first three episodes, having proven his sci-fi pedigree on HBO's Westworld and the mind-bending blockbuster Interstellar (a collaboration with his brother, Christopher).
While the story is largely being kept under wraps (for now), we know that it will be part of the canon of the game series and be set in a future post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.
Here's everything there is to know about the Fallout TV show release date, cast and story.
When is the Fallout TV show release date?
Prime Video has confirmed that Fallout will premiere on Friday 12th April 2024 in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.
The announcement came as part of a Fallout Day fan celebration 2023, which happens annually on 23rd October.
Filming kicked off in 2022 and wrapped earlier in 2023.
Fallout TV show cast
The Fallout cast will star Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, Aaron Moten, and Kyle MacLaughlin in the lead roles. Here's what we know so far about their characters:
- Ella Purnell as Lucy – An optimistic Vault Dweller with an all-American can-do spirit. Her peaceful and idealistic nature is tested when people harm her loved ones.
- Aaron Moten as Maximus – A young soldier hides his tragic past as he serves in a militaristic faction called Brotherhood of Steel. He believes in the nobility of the Brotherhood's mission to bring law and order to the Wasteland, and will do anything to further their goals.
- Walton Goggins as The Ghoul – The Ghoul survives the wasteland as a Bounty Hunter. He is pragmatic, ruthless, and hides a mysterious past.
- Kyle MacLaughlin as Overseer Hank – The Overseer of Vault 33 and Lucy’s father. He is eager to change the world for the better.
The cast also includes the following:
- Moisés Arias
- Sarita Choudhury
- Michael Emerson
- Leslie Uggams
- Frances Turner
- Dave Register
- Zach Cherry
- Johnny Pemberton
- Rodrigo Luzzi
- Annabel O'Hagan
- Xelia Mendes-Jones
Previously, Hellboy star Ron Perlman has expressed interest in reprising his role as narrator of the franchise in a prospective adaptation, but it remains to be seen if this will come to fruition.
What are the Fallout games?
Unless you’ve been living under a radioactive rock, you’ll know Fallout is a darkly comical game series set in a 1950s post-apocalyptic vision of the future.
The player must travel across a radioactive wasteland (formerly known as the United States of America) alongside other characters who survive by hiding in underground vaults.
This might sound unrelentingly bleak – and certainly the story does have some tough moments – but what sets Fallout apart is its unique sense of humour that provides sharp social commentary and pays homage to absurd B-movie fantasy.
Producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy 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."
What is the Fallout TV show plot? What's been said
Very few plot details have been disclosed about Prime Video's Fallout TV show so far, but we have learned a little more about what to expect.
The press release details: "Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have.
"200 years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them."
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It sounds like it should be a faithful adaptation of the general premise of the source material.
Is there a Fallout TV show trailer?
In July 2020, Bethesda and Prime Video released this brief teaser to announce the show was in active development, but there's not yet any actual footage from the show to analyse.
Once we have an official trailer, we'll make sure to update you!