Prime Video finally teased a first look at its upcoming show based on the popular video game series Fallout, and it looks like it will closely follow the plot of the game series.
Like the game, the Fallout series takes place in a dystopian version of the U.S. after a devastating nuclear war. Amazon hailed Fallout as one of the greatest video game series of all time, and a “ story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have.”
The series’ stars include Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight), and Aaron Moten (Emancipation), and is being is written by Westworld creator Jonathan Nolan.
These fresh images give us our first look at main character Lucy (played by Purnell), a member of the underground Vault community, along with some terrifying mutant humans, and the soldiers of the mecha-suited Brotherhood of Steel. We can’t be certain if those mecha-warriors are CGI or people in excellent robotic suits.
Searching for game adaptation gold
Converting popular video games into series and movies remains big business for the streamers. Most recently, Five Nights At Freddys, (FNAF) a popular horror-based video game, saw successful numbers at the box office after it debuted in October. FNAF was also Peacock's biggest launch, where it was released in tandem with its theatrical launch.
Amazon is clearly hoping to strike game-to-series adaptation gold as Max did recently with the blockbuster Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal starrer The Last of Us. Of course, it might also be satisfied with the more measured success of Castlevania:Nocturne, the second installment of the vampire-based gaming series, which was renewed for a second season on Netflix.
Amazon, like other streaming platforms, has recently canceled highly anticipated shows, so Fallout has to come out the gate swinging.
These stills look intriguing but we won't be able to start judging the show's chances without seeing the first full trailer. Maybe next year.
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Athena is a freelance writer hailing from New York City. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Hofstra University. She loves all things related to streaming, cooking, and reading.