Fallout creator teases 'lot of ideas' as series 2 is ‘confirmed’ before series 1 starts

Virgin Radio

9 Apr 2024, 11:36

Walton Goggins in Fallout

Credit: Prime Video

Fallout fans will no doubt be pleased to hear that the video game adaptation has already been reportedly greenlit for series two, just days before its first season is set to air. 

The Prime Video series, which arrives on Thursday (11th April), is set in an alternate timeline, 200 years after a nuclear armageddon wipes out humanity in the 20th century. The series stars the likes of Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins and Kyle MacLachlan.

In Fallout, based on the wildly popular video game franchise of the same name, Ella’s character Lucy McLean leaves the relative safety of the world’s nuclear fallout vaults to explore the hostile wasteland of Los Angeles above.

According to Variety, Fallout’s future was seemingly confirmed after the California Film Commission revealed that a number of new TV shows would be benefiting from $25 million dollars in tax incentives - with series two of Fallout being one of those listed.  

The helpful lump sum, which is also being offered to the likes of NCIS: Origins and Dr Odyssey, is meant to entice studios to film in California, so it’s likely Fallout will move its main location to the west coast. 

As the publication states, the tax credits won’t necessarily mean the series will return, but it looks like the brains behind the Fallout franchise, Todd Howard, is already getting plans underway. 

While chatting to virginradio.co.uk and other press at the Fallout Special Screening in London last week, the video game director hinted: “We have a lot of ideas and fingers crossed that this first season, which we're really proud of, resonates and we get a shot at another one.”

Todd is also hoping new viewers learning about Fallout for the first time will stick around in the same way games have for the last 14 years since Fallout 3. 

He continued: “I really would say, even when we do a game, we assume no one's played Fallout before we do a new game. With the show, we assume that people haven't played it and I think it's an opportunity for anyone who's interested in unique worlds and epic storytelling and something really, really different.”

Fallout will be available to stream on Prime Video from 11th April.