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Prime Video’s Fallout TV Show Premieres April 12

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Finally, the moment every Fallout fan has been waiting for is at our doorstep. Prime Video’s Fallout TV show finally has an amazing teaser trailer and a premiere date – April 12, 2024. This means that in about four months, we’ll be able to immerse ourselves in the post-apocalyptic setting every gamer is used to. Let’s take a look at some of the details we know so far.

Fallout Premieres April 12 on Prime Video

The all-new Fallout series preview landed on YouTube this past weekend and has now gathered close to 8 million views as of the time of writing this article. Derived from one of the most iconic video game series ever, Fallout unfolds a tale of stark contrasts between the privileged and the disadvantaged in a world where possessions are scarce.

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Prime Video – Fallout

Two centuries post-apocalypse, the once-sheltered inhabitants of opulent fallout bunkers find themselves compelled to venture back into the radioactive wasteland their forebears deserted. To their surprise, they encounter a remarkably intricate, delightfully bizarre, and intensely violent universe. A universe that gamers who have played the series are used to. Spearheaded by executive producers Jonathan Nolan (Westworld, Interstellar) and Lisa Joy (Westworld, The Peripheral), and featuring a stellar cast including Ella Purnell (Arcane, Star Trek: Prodigy), Aaron Moten (Emancipation), Walton Goggins (The Hateful 8, Django Unchained), and more, this thrilling saga is set to hit Prime Video on April 12. 

The teaser trailer also showed what a lot of fans were wondering: Will there be ghouls? And of course, not only is the answer “yes,” but we’ve also found out that Dogmeat (or your dog companion) will also be on the cast, as well as many other creatures you would happen to see in the franchise. Radroaches, Yao Guai (mutated bears), and what looked like Mirelurks.

What is The Fallout Franchise?

If you are not a gamer, don’t worry! From seeing the teaser preview alone, it seems like the Fallout series will be true to its gaming counterpart. The Wasteland Legends YouTube channel has a detailed look at the series available for you to see in case you want to familiarise yourself with what is in the game vs the TV show. They do bring in Cyclops now, which isn’t found in the gaming franchise, so this shows that even if you have played the game, new content will be added to the lore of the Fallout world. 

The Brotherhood of Steel - Prime Video Fallout
The Brotherhood of Steel – Prime Video Fallout

Fallout stands as a multimedia franchise that includes post-apocalyptic role-playing video games, later expanding into action role-playing games. The brainchild of Tim Cain at Interplay Entertainment, the series unfolds across the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd centuries. Its distinctive atompunk retrofuturistic ambiance and artwork draw inspiration from the post-war culture of 1950s United States. This aesthetic weaves together the era’s optimism for technological advancements and the anxiety stemming from the looming threat of nuclear annihilation. An antecedent to Fallout is Wasteland, a 1988 game developed by Interplay Productions, often hailed as the spiritual precursor to the series.

The inception of the Fallout series can be traced back to Interplay Productions’ Wasteland, launched in 1988. During that period, Interplay, not yet a publisher, partnered with Electronic Arts for game distribution. Brian Fargo, the founder of Interplay, expressed a desire to delve into the realms of a post-apocalyptic world, leading to the creation of Wasteland. However, following the game’s release, Interplay underwent a strategic shift, transitioning to a publisher role while maintaining game development.

Prime Video Fallout
Prime Video Fallout

Despite Fargo’s intent to retain the Wasteland intellectual property, negotiations with Electronic Arts proved challenging. Undeterred and still drawn to the post-apocalyptic theme, Fargo and his team embarked on the creation of a new game and setting. Identifying the positive aspects of Wasteland, they crafted and developed the inaugural Fallout games, which saw the light of day almost a decade after Wasteland’s debut.

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    Valerie Anne is a Type 1 diabetic, mother, tree-hugger, self-proclaimed granola who loves a good horror story through literature, video games, and movies. She also streams art over at

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