After seeing the first photos of the Fallout series, many of us knew that Amazon was going all-in. The aesthetics, the lighting, the actors… everything conveyed quality and affection for a saga that is sacred to millions of players.
After months of terrible waiting, Amazon has just released the first trailer for its live-action adaptation of Fallout, and it starts very similarly to the games: a vault dweller leaves the comfort of their home to explore the dangerous post-apocalyptic wasteland outside.
Synopsis of the Fallout series
This time, the inhabitant of the vault is named Lucy (played by Ella Purnell), and in the brief trailer, she experiences many of the game’s key moments. That includes horribly mutated animals, destroyed cities, the Brotherhood of Steel, uprisings in the vaults, some shootouts in the Wild West, and a very good dog that also happens to be a killer.
And, of course, classic songs aren’t missing: in this case, “I Don’t Want To See Tomorrow” by Nat King Cole. The series is set 200 years after the apocalypse; in fact, the trailer ends with the nuclear explosion that changes the world forever.
The series also stars Walton Goggins as Ghoul, Aaron Moten as Maximus, and other familiar faces like Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Zach Cherry (Severance).
In addition to the cast, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy from Westworld serve as executive producers, alongside Todd Howard, head of Bethesda. Fallout was officially announced in 2020, but it wasn’t until last year that Amazon started to unveil details about it.
Earlier this week, the American company revealed the first images from the series. Fallout will premiere on Prime Video on April 12, 2024, marking it as the first major new Fallout story since the troubled release of Fallout 76 in 2018. Meanwhile, Bethesda has been working on other universes, including their science fiction epic, Starfield.