Amazon releases Fallout TV series trailer

Bethesda /

Winter is finally here, nuclear winter, that is. After Vanity Fair gave audiences a first look at the Fallout TV series last week, Amazon followed up with a teaser trailer that dropped this morning on YouTube. Here are all the details featured that game fans will no doubt be excited about.

The Fallout TV series was first announced all the way back in 2020, when Amazon purchased the rights to the project. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, known for their work on the hit sci-fi show Westworld, were brought on to develop the show alongside game director Todd Howard. The show stars Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins and Kyle MacLachlan.

The trailer for Fallout opens in one of the game series’ iconic Vaults, this one designated Vault 33, which has not been featured in the games. Protagonist Lucy (Purnell) is shown to be leaving the Vault, perhaps a nod to the plots of Fallout, Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, all of whom featured Vault Dweller protagonists tasked with leaving the Vault for one reason or another.

From there, audiences are shown the postapocalyptic vistas of Fallout, including iconic creatures like Radroaches and Yao Guai. The trailer also shows off the fearsome Brotherhood of Steel, a faction of technologically advanced zealots equipped with Power Armor suits, heavy weapons and airships. Walton Goggins is also revealed as a ghoul cowboy, though he looks a little less decayed than some of the ghouls from the games. We also see brief glimpses of his life before the bombs dropped, and the trailer closes with an eerie tableau of nukes falling on a city.

Smaller details include a German Shepherd, referencing the dog companions available to recruit in every mainline Fallout game, a Mister Handy robot and the iconic green terminal screens of the in-game computers. From previous coverage, we know locations like the Super-Duper Mart and Red Rocket Gas Stations will likely be featured in the series as well.

From this initial look Fallout looks to be a faithful adaptation of the games, with its signature brand of dark humor and postapocalyptic action taking center stage. Fallout releases on April 12, 2024.