Prime Video's Fallout TV Series Is Coming Even Sooner Now

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

Fans who just can't wait for Prime Video's Fallout series to debut, thankfully won't have to wait much longer. In fact, you won't even have to wait until April 11th anymore.

As announced by series star Walton Goggins, the Ghoul himself, during Monday's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game, Prime Video has moved up the premiere date of its Fallout show by a full day.

All eight episodes in the season will now be available on Prime Video as early as 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET on April 10th. The full season will stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories.

It's unclear why Prime Video pushed the premiere date up by a day, but I'm not complaining. Fallout is one of my most anticipated shows, especially as a fan of the video game franchise.

Yes, the Fallout TV series is based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, although not any specific game in the franchise. Rather, it's more about capturing the spirit of the Fallout video games, telling a story of "haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have."

The synopsis teases:

"Two-hundred 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. "

Fallout stars Ella Purnell as Lucy, "an optimistic Vault-dweller with an all-American can-do spirit." Forced to the surface to rescue her father, her peaceful and idealistic nature will be tested. Then we've got Aaron Motel as Maximus, a young soldier part of the militaristic faction, Brother of Steel, who aim to bring law and order to the wasteland. The biggest name of the bunch is Walton Goggins as the Ghoul, a morally ambiguous bounty hunter with a breath of historical knowledge.

"These disparate parties collide when chasing an artifact from an enigmatic researcher that has the potential to radically change the power dynamic in this world."

Fallout is shaping up to be one of this year's biggest series events. While adaptations of video games are often hit or miss, the initial trailer for Fallout seemed to paint a promising picture.

I know trailers can sometimes be misleading, but this looks like they've absolutely nailed the tone and vibe of the games. From the music to the set pieces to the action and action, everything feels authentic to the games — there's just a sense of overall weirdness about the show that is so true to the games.

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy served as executive producers with Nolan having directed the first three episodes. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner also serve as executive producers, writers and co-showrunners.