Fallout series creators say it will effectively become Fallout 5 and talk about pressure after The Last of Us success

Amazon’s Fallout series won’t be a simple adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic game. Instead, the show starring Ella Purnell and Walton Goggins will get its own place in the nuclear wasteland canon—executive producer Jonathan Nolan even said the series will be “almost like Fallout 5.”



Speaking to Total Film magazine, Nolan said:


From the first conversation with Todd [Howard, director of Fallout 3 and 4 and executive producer of the show], we were most excited about the original story.



In this regard, Nolan even draws a surprising parallel with one of his previous film adaptations:


In my career, Fallout is the closest thing to the work we did adapting Batman, where so much of the story is set in the Batman universe that there’s no canon version, so you’re free to make up your own.


Nolan continues:


Each of the [Fallout] games is a separate story in different cities with different protagonists within the same mythology. Our show relates to the games in the same way that the games relate to each other. You could say it’s almost Fallout 5. I hope I don’t sound arrogant, but it’s just a non-interactive version, right?


However, Fallout is coming to television, where the landscape has changed from what it was when it was conceived. The Last of Us series has captured the hearts of viewers and won numerous awards thanks to its incredible quality, proving that live-action adaptations can be something more.


Showrunner Graham Wagner added that now audiences will not accept poorly made film adaptations of games. The bar of demands has risen – and very much.


Fallout will be released on Prime Video on April 12.


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