Amazon’s Prime Video has released the first teaser for Fallout, its series based on the hugely popular video game franchise.
The 2 1/2-minute teaser (watch it below), unveiled at the CCXP convention in São Paulo, showcases the scale of the game and several darkly comedic moments, with a tone set by a title card noting it’s from “the studio behind The Boys … and free 2-day shipping” and Nat King Cole’s “I Don’t Want to See Tomorrow” providing the soundtrack.
Fallout is set 200 years after a nuclear apocalypse — also partly depicted in the teaser — and follows the “gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters,” who are forced back into the harsh world they’ve kept at bay.
The series has been in the making for more than three years: Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (who signed a big overall deal with what was then known as Amazon Studios in 2019), via their Kilter Films, secured rights to the game in 2019 and brought it to Amazon to develop as a series the following year.
Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets) stars as Lucy, a vault dweller who leaves the safety of her longtime home and whose idealistic notions are tested when people harm her loved ones. Walton Goggins plays The Ghoul, a bounty hunter on the surface who’s hiding his past.
The cast also features Aaron Moten, Kyle MacLachlan, Moisés Arias, Sarita Choudhury, Michael Emerson, Leslie Uggams, Frances Turner, Dave Register, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, Rodrigo Luzzi, Annabel O’Hagan and Xelia Mendes-Jones.
The series comes from Kilter Films and Amazon MGM Studios, in association with with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, producers of the Fallout games. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner are co-showrunners and executive produce with Joy, Nolan (who also directed the first three episodes), Athena Wickham of Kilter Films, Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman of Bethesda Softworks.
Fallout is scheduled to premiere April 12 on Prime Video. Watch the teaser below.
Dec. 2, 11: 35 a.m. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Amazon brought Fallout to Kilter Films to develop; Kilter secured rights to the game first and took it to Amazon Studios.