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A Fallout TV show is coming from Amazon Studios and the creators of Westworld

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Amazon Studios has a Fallout TV series in the works. According to Deadline (opens in new tab), Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy of Kilter Films will head up the show, along with Todd Howard and James Altman from Bethesda.

“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 Amazon Studio's COO and co-head of television Albert Cheng. “We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television.”

"We’re enormous fans of their work," Todd Howard said of Nolan and Joy, "and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios."

We don't yet know the details of the Fallout TV show—and there's obviously a lot to draw on. The settings of the Fallout games have included California, Nevada, Washington DC, Boston, and Virginia, and have spanned several hundreds of years. It'll be interesting to see if the show will tie in directly to a specific game in the Fallout series, or if it will present a completely new setting and storyline.

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.