When it comes to video game adaptions, it’s slim pickings for anything of quality. As an avid gamer myself, I long for those days to be behind us. With recent releases Detective Pikachu and Sonic The Hedgehog, we’ve certainly made some progress. We aren’t there yet.
Now another franchise is throwing their ring into the hat to try and change all of that. Bethesda has officially announced a series commitment at Amazon Studios, with the creators of Westworld involved. The announcement came via a teasing tweet which you can see down below.
— Fallout (@Fallout) July 2, 2020
They follow up with an official press release on their website. The release confirms both Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s (Westworld) involvement via their studio Kilter Films. The article also directly confirms developer and publisher Bethesda’s direct involvement with the project as co-producer, and Todd Howard attached as an executive producer.
“Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life,” said Albert Chen, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television.”
It certainly seems like a good fit. With the quality and success that Westworld has received, one can’t help but at least feel a little optimistic about this news. It is so early on, no details are known about any story lines the show will tackle, or what the show may end up looking like. We’ll just have to wait and see and hope for the best.