Fallout TV Show Update Turns Skeptics Into Fans: Here’s What Got Everyone’s Hopes So High
The release date for the show has finally been announced, so fans are trying to figure out what to expect from the project.
- The show will be released sooner than expected
- The setting will bring back the location from the original game for the first time in 27 years
- Fans bring up several intriguing ways it could be connected to the games
When it was announced back in 2020 that the iconic Fallout video game franchise would be getting a TV adaptation, many fans were cautious, as there was no reason to believe that it would be great, given the shaky history of video game adaptations.
However, as more and more details about the upcoming project came to light, such as a solid cast and talented creators, as well as the first teaser for the series shown at Gamescom 2023, they slowly warmed up to the show.
Now, finally, the release date for the series has been revealed via a post on X (formerly Twitter), and fans won't have to wait too long, as the Fallout TV series will arrive on April 12, 2024.
Still, very little is known about the series other than the cast, which includes Yellowjackets and Arcane star Ella Purnell and Walton Goggins, known for his appearances in The Hateful Eight, Justified, and more, as well as the fact that it will be an original story.
This leaves the way open for speculation by fans who have been collecting the breadcrumbs of information and trying to figure out what to expect from the show.
What Should We Expect From Fallout Adaptation?
The fact that it will follow an original script, rather than being directly based on one of the games, could prove to be a huge advantage for the series, as the world of Fallout is incredibly diverse and allows for all kinds of stories.
This will also eliminate the almost inevitable problem with video game adaptations, which is changing elements of the source material to make it more suitable for a TV or movie format, always annoying some fans.
Considering that the show is set on the West Coast of the United States, including Los Angeles, which is evident in some of the promotional material, it also brings incredible opportunities to please the most die-hard fans of the franchise.
Some of the most incredible parts of the series have taken place on the West Coast, including the original Fallout released in 1997, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas.
In addition, Los Angeles itself, known as the Boneyard after the Great War, hasn't been seen in any of the franchise's installments since the very first game, and now, 27 years later, fans will get to see it again.
Will Fallout Adaptation Reference Videogames?
Depending on the time period the show takes place in, there are some great possibilities as well.
If the story is set before or around the events of the first game, fans will undoubtedly see the activities of the Unity, the organization of super mutants and human cultists who serve The Master, the antagonist of the original Fallout game.
This is pretty unlikely, but even if it is set years later, there is a pretty good chance that the super mutant army will be mentioned, considering how much of a threat it was and how much The Master's death affected the entire Wasteland.
Given that the show's creators, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, previously worked on the TV series Westworld, some fans wonder if human-like androids will appear in the Fallout series.
While this possibility is intriguing, androids, or synths, do exist in the Fallout universe, their activity has been limited to the East Coast of the United States, making their appearance highly unlikely.
With all of this in mind, the upcoming show has every chance to be incredible, with such a rich, unique, and well-developed universe at its disposal.
Hopefully, the Fallout TV series won't suffer the same fate as Westworld, which quickly declined in quality after a stellar debut season, so fans remain cautious in their optimism.