Westworld creators working on Fallout series

HBO’s Westworld producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are working on a Fallout TV series for Amazon. Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films is producing the show in partnership with Bethesda.

“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” said Todd Howard, Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We’re enormous fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios.”

The show will simply be called Fallout. No release date is available at this point, nor do we know what time period it will be set in. There’s a teaser, though.

And Fallout is not even the only TV adaptation of a video game announced this week. Legendary Television, 87North, and dj2 Entertainment teamed up to develop a half-hour, R-rated dramedy TV adaptation based on DeadToast Entertainment’s shoot-em-up My Friend Pedro. John Wick writer and creator Derek Kolstad is attached as both writer and executive producer. He is joined by John Wick co-director David Leitch, who has also worked on Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2. Leitch will also serve as executive producer.

Things are clearly set in motion that cannot be undone. 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for announcements of high-quality TV shows based on video games. Last week, the Disco Elysium developer ZA/UM partnered with the production company dj2 Entertainment to create a TV show based on the game. At the same time, Netflix, King Features, and Studio MDHR announced an animated series The Cuphead Show based on platformer Cuphead. And back in March, Craig Mazin, the creative mind behind HBO’s Chernobyl, announced he would work with Neil Druckmann to adapt the PlayStation exclusive The Last of Us into a TV show.

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