Fallout TV Series Gets Compared to Batman by Actor

An Original Tale Set in the Fallout Universe

Amazon Prime Video’s highly anticipated adaptation of the beloved Fallout video game franchise is set to make its debut in April, boasting a star-studded cast featuring Ella Purnell from Yellowjackets and acclaimed character actor Walton Goggins.

Unlike other adaptations that draw directly from specific game installments, the Fallout TV series takes a more expansive approach, focusing on the broader world of Fallout. This creative decision affords executive producer Jonathan Nolan and his team the freedom to craft a unique narrative while retaining the distinctive essence of the Fallout universe.

“From the outset, Todd [Howard] and I were drawn to the idea of exploring an original storyline,” Nolan reveals in an interview with Total Film.

Drawing parallels between his work on this series and his experience with Batman, Nolan emphasizes the wealth of storytelling opportunities inherent in the series’ universe.

“Fallout, in my career, is closest to the work we did in adapting Batman, where there’s so much storytelling in the Batman universe that there is no canonical version of it, so you’re free to invent your own.”

Nolan elaborates on the interconnected nature of the Fallout games, likening the series to a cohesive mythology where each installment contributes to a larger narrative.

“Our series exists within the Fallout universe much like the games coexist with each other. It’s akin to being Fallout 5 in a non-interactive format.”

With the recent success of video game adaptations like HBO’s The Last of Us, hopes are high that this show will continue this trend and deliver a compelling and faithful adaptation for fans and newcomers alike.

Mark your calendars for April 12, when Fallout makes its exclusive debut on Prime Video, promising an unforgettable journey into the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Viewers can anticipate a rich selection of stories in this fictional universe, as per Jonathan Nolan’s words.