So, who’s ready for the next “Westworld” type dystopian television series?
“Fallout”, the post-apocalyptic video game franchise owned by Bethesda Softworks, is all set to turn into a TV series.
The TV Series is going to be an Amazon prime original produced by the Kitler Films. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the project is coming from the “Westworld” showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan as a part of their deal with Amazon, which they signed last year for a reported 150 million dollars.
The Show is currently in development, with Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard and Bethesda Softworks’ James Altman serving as executive producers for the project.
The gaming series, set in an alternate future with a retro tone, portraying a post-nuclear world that has turned into a dessert. This game has been a prominent gaming attraction for two decades, with the latest edition of “Fallout76” released in 2018.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
It’s quite an irony seeing Westworld creators working on the Fallout show since Bethesda once sued Warner Bros. Entertainment for creating Westworld Mobile, which the publisher called “blatant rip-off” of its own Fallout Shelter game. The Westworld Mobile shut down after a settlement was reached during that lawsuit. Now, as the Westworld creators are on-board with the fallout project, it appears that there’s no bad feeling after all as far as Bethesda is concerned.