In July 2020, Bethesda announced that it had partnered with Amazon Studios to create a Fallout TV series, developed by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy of Westworld.
A few hours ago, Deadline revealed that production on the Fallout TV series is slated to begin later this year. Additionally, Jonathan Nolan himself is expected to helm the premiere, also known as the pilot episode. This is far from usual for him, as Nolan has only directed three episodes of Westworld (the first, the season one finale and the season 3 finale) and one episode of Person of Interest, which he was also the creator and executive producer.
Deadline reports that the showrunners have also been selected. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, known as the author of Tomb Raider and Captain Marvel, will take on the work alongside Graham Wagner, who has written and produced shows like The Office and Silicon Valley.
The Fallout TV series will be produced by Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy and Athena Wickham for Kilter Films, with assistance from Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks. Howard himself had this to say about the deal when it was made official.
Over the past decade, we’ve looked at many ways to bring “Fallout” to the screen. But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago that they and the Kilter team were the ones doing it right. We are huge fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios.
If production does begin in 2022, Fallout fans can eventually expect to see it airing on Amazon Prime Video either in 2023 or 2024 at the latest, provided there is no significant setback. Needless to say, we’ll be reporting any further news or rumors regarding the plot, characters, cast and much more.