When does Amazon’s Fallout series release?

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Vanity Fair just ran a massive piece offering our best look yet at Amazon’s Fallout series. An adaptation of Bethesda’s beloved post-apocalyptic video game franchise, expectations are high for the series. And thankfully, the first batch of images provided by Vanity Fair seems to indicate a faithful adaptation from the source material.

The images showcase the world of Fallout, one that has been bombed into oblivion, forcing much of the civilization into underground vaults. Now 200 years after the apocalypse, the shelters are starting to open back up. Here’s the official summary:

"Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. 200 years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them."

Although it’s based on the video games, Amazon’s series is not a retelling of any specific game story. Todd Howard explained to IGN that “it’s basically a map.” They created a city — a world for this series to take place in — and then told a story that fits within this world. This allows for those familiar with the video games to enjoy the many references the series has with the video games but also allows those unfamiliar with the franchise to enjoy the story.

So when will we be able to watch the Fallout series?

Amazon has already confirmed that the Fallout series will premiere on April 12, 2024. It will stream on Prime Video.

With Fallout 5 still a far way away, hopefully, Amazon’s Fallout series helps hold us fans over. On a side note, if you’re looking for a familiar post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama, I also recommend checking out Apple TV+’s Silo. It doesn’t have the same quirky humor as Fallout, but I definitely get the same vibes.