Fallout Amazon Prime TV show release date gets announced

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What you need to know

  • Amazon Prime has declared on social media when it will begin airing episodes of the Fallout TV show.
  • The Fallout TV show will start premiering episodes on April 12, 2024.
  • Fallout is a videogame RPG franchise where the player struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and the upcoming TV show will be an original story set in its universe.

On October 23, 2023, Amazon Prime decided to drop a bombshell of an announcement for Fallout fans by declaring the release date for its upcoming TV show adaptation of Bethesda's Fallout franchise. On X (Twitter), Amazon Prime has stated that it will begin streaming the TV series on April 12, 2024.

Fallout is a series of open-world RPGs set in an alternative timeline where, during the 1950s, the world was ruined by nuclear war and the player has to survive living in a post-apocalyptic world.

During a YouTube interview between the director of Bethesda, Todd Howard (who is also working on the Fallout TV show as an executive producer) with Lex Fridman, Todd says that the Fallout TV show will not be a retelling of any Fallout game like Fallout 3, Fallout 4, or Fallout 76. Instead, it will be an original story set in the Fallout universe that will be familiar to fans while serving as a friendly entry point for newcomers, so they can learn what it is about.

While we don't know the specific details of the TV show's plot, Amazon Prime has hinted that it will take place in Los Angeles and will involve Vault 33. Vaults in the Fallout universe are shelters people evacuated to in order to escape the nuclear bombings. Some Vaults housed regular people, while others contained horrifying experiments that killed the humans taking shelter inside.

It is a good sign that Amazon has decided to announce the release date for the TV show today, as October 23 is known as 'Fallout Day' by Fallout fans. 'Fallout Day' is the in-game event when the nuclear war that ravaged mankind and Earth in the Fallout games began. So, Amazon acknowledging such a critical event to the franchise shows that they do have some understanding of the series.

Will the Fallout TV show stay faithful to the source material while standing on its own merits? Will this show have a chance at being one of the best TV show adaptations of videogames alongside Netflix's Arcane and Castlevania shows? Tune in on April 12, 2024, when the Fallout TV show premieres on Amazon Prime to find out.

Alexander Cope

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