Fallout TV Show is ‘Almost Like Fallout 5’, Says Producer

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Next month, Fallout fans the world over will be soaking up the first-ever big-budget live-action adaptation of the legendary post-apocalyptic franchise. On April 12, the Fallout TV show premieres on Amazon Prime, bringing a star-studded expansion of the well-established and deeply-documented universe to fans everywhere.

In a recent interview, one of the show’s executive producers, Jonathan Nolan, made a bold statement and suggested that the series is ‘almost like Fallout 5’. He stressed it’s a ‘non-interactive version’ of the games and serves as a perfect extension to that series that gamers know so well.

‘Invent Your Own’

In a Total Film interview, Jonathan Nolan dished about the upcoming series, which has been subject to intense anticipation since it was revealed last year. He said:

Each of the games is a discrete story – different city, distinct protagonist – within the same mythology. Our series sits in relation to the games as the games sit in relation to each other. It’s almost like we’re Fallout 5. I don’t want to sound presumptuous, but it’s just a non-interactive version of it, right?

Nolan spoke about the breadth of the Fallout universe, which has been built up by a few studios since the franchise debuted back in 1997. He compared the project to the work he did with The Dark Knight trilogy, highlighting the sheer depth of storytelling potential that’s available to be picked at and from.

The Fallout TV show will have an original story that smacks of authenticity. Everything we’ve seen about the show is reminiscent of the series, with the showrunners leaning more toward Fallout 4’s aesthetic than anything else. Fans have been eagerly awaiting any news about Fallout 5, but for the most part, they’re resigning themselves to the knowledge that it’ll be several years until anything materialises in that area.

The show will debut on April 12 exclusively on Amazon Prime.

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