Amazon's Fallout TV series begins streaming in April 2024

Cartoon of Fallout man giving a thumbs up
(Image credit: Amazon)

Get ready to tune your Radiation King brand television sets to Amazon Prime Video: The Fallout TV series will begin streaming on April 12, 2024.

The announcement comes to us on Fallout Day—the Great War began on October 23, 2077, making today the day to celebrate all things Fallout—as Amazon tweeted an animation of Vault Boy typing up the streaming date and then giving his iconic thumbs-up:

Hopefully the announcement of the release date means we'll start getting showered with teasers, trailers, and who knows, maybe even entire scenes from the show. I'm desperately curious to see what Amazon has cooked up since we don't know a heck of a lot about it yet. It's set in Los Angeles (though it was shot in Utah, New Jersey, and New York) and some set photos leaked earlier this year, but we don't know much about the story or characters yet.

Some of the cast will be familiar to TV enthusiasts. Fallout stars Ella Purnell from Yellowjackets, Walton Goggins from Justified, Michael Emerson from Lost, Zach Cherry from Severance, and Kyle MacLachlan of Twin Peaks. 

Interestingly, and I only just noticed this, but actor Moses Arias is the only one credited with appearing in all eight episodes of the Fallout show. Purnell, Goggins, and MacLachlan are only listed as appearing in four episodes each. Granted, this may just be an error on IMDB (the site is often wrong about just about everything). It would be weird if Goggins is the main character and only appears in half of the episodes.

I'm also curious to see if it's, y'know... good. Amazon spent a billion dollars (not an exaggeration) on The Rings of Power show but I didn't even make it through the entire season because it wasn't, y'know... good. Hopefully, more of the budget went into crafting a compelling story this time.

Christopher Livingston
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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.