Fallout TV show set photos confirm Amazon is focused on authenticity

New Fallout TV show set photos illustrate how Amazon is focused on re-creating a visually authentic recreation of the game.

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Published Jul 17, 2022 1:44 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Aug 9 2022 3:03 PM CDT

On the heels of major adaptations like Wheel of Time and Lord of the Rings, Amazon is putting a lot of effort into making the new Fallout TV show look and feel authentic.

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New set photos from Amazon's Fallout TV show reveal that everyone involved is apparently taking the adaptation very seriously. A few new shots from the Fallout show have appeared on the internet that depict the gritty, post-apocalyptic world--more specifically the iconic Super Duper Mart and two rust-bucket vehicles.

There's no shots of characters like protagonists, raiders, NCR operatives, 1950s robots or the hulking Brotherhood of Steel power armor, but so far the visuals are a great representation of what Fallout currently is and the original cRPG that it was back in the 1990s.

The Fallout TV show will premiere on Amazon Prime and stars major talent like Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Dune), Xelia Mendes-Jones (Havoc, Wheel of Time season 2), and Aaron Moten (Next, Emancipation). Sources told Variety that production of the Fallout show would begin later in 2022, and it appears set pieces are being set up for shots and scenes.

Here's what Bethesda Softworks said about the Fallout TV show back in 2020:

Amazon Studios has licensed the rights to the worldwide best-selling game franchise Fallout, with acclaimed producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's Kilter Films attached to produce the project, currently in development with a series commitment.

"Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends. So we're incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios," said Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, Kilter Films.

"Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen," said Todd Howard, Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. "But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We're enormous fans of their work and couldn't be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios."

"Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life," said Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. "We're thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television."

The world of Fallout is one where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. The magic of the Fallout world is the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation's utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy. It is serious and harsh in tone, yet sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies.

Fallout games have achieved record-setting sales and received hundreds of awards, including dozens of Game of the Year awards, while its mobile game, Fallout Shelter, has been downloaded more than 170 million times.

Fallout is from Amazon Studios and Kilter Films in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, with executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and Athena Wickham for Kilter Films, Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios, and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks.

Through Kilter Films' overall deal with Amazon, they are currently in pre-production on the techno-thriller drama The Peripheral, based on the William Gibson novel, which follows a woman in a near-future America in which technology has started to subtly alter society. Kilter Films also produces HBO's Westworld which just wrapped its third season and was recently picked up for a fourth season. The series has amassed 43 Emmy nominations along with DGA, WGA, PGA and SAG Awards nominations. Kilter also has produced interactive and transmedia marketing for its series, including a Westworld Super Bowl spot directed by Nolan.

Joy recently directed her debut feature film Reminiscence, for Warner Bros., starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, and Thandie Newton. Joy wrote the script, which landed on The Black List, and produced with her Kilter Films partner Nolan, Michael De Luca and Aaron Ryder.

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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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