Prime Video's Fallout series looks like a faithful adaptation of the video games

Ella Purnell (Lucy) in “Fallout”
Ella Purnell (Lucy) in “Fallout” /

Remember the days we used to dread seeing our favorite videos games get adapted into movies or television? Well, following a string of successes like HBO's The Last of Us, Illumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and PlayStation Productions Gran Turismo, among others, that sense of worry has now been replaced by excitement.

Normally one might worry that an adaptation of a video game franchise as beloved as Fallout could not live up to the source material. But after viewing the newly released official trailer, I am even more excited for the series.

The official trailer, which you can watch below, gives us our best look yet at the upcoming series and all of the oddities we can expect.

Now anyone familiar with the Fallout series knows the games are a perfect blend of seriousness, drama, action and dark humor. The series seems to capture all of it perfectly, complete with the nostalgic music the Fallout games are known for having.

"I think the trailer does what the show does really well, which is it weaves those different things together in a very unique blend that only Fallout can bring. And they've done just an awesome job," Bethesda Game Studios executive producer Todd Howard boasted during a virtual press conference.

Like the video games, the series will feature moments of action and suspense, with "intimate character drama at the center." Although it's set in the Fallout universe, it's an original story with all-new characters. But the plot twists and mysteries are abound, and will unfold as the season progresses.

At the heart of the story is a character named Lucy, played by Ella Purnell, Lucy is an "optimistic Vault dweller with an all-American can-do spirit." But her "peaceful and idealistic nature is tested when she is forced to the surface to rescue her father."

On her journey through the apocalyptic wasteland, she'll meet friends, foes and some in between. Among them is Aaron Moten's Maximus, a young soldier and member of the militaristic faction called Brotherhood of Steel, as well as the Walton Goggins the Ghoul, a morally ambiguous bounty hunter who holds within him a 200-year history of the post-nuclear world.

The Fallout series will explore all of these characters and the different factions in a story of "haves and have-nots."

Fallout is set to debut on Prime Video on April 11. All eight episodes in the season will release at once.