Fallout TV show

Everything we learned about the Fallout TV show at Gamescon

By Olivia Richman


Aug 24, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

The first-ever footage from the Fallout TV show was shared at Gamescon.

After a Starfield demo at Gamescon, Bethesda’s Todd Howard surprised panel attendees and livestream viewers alike with a glimpse at the Fallout television show.

Here’s what we know so far about the show.

What is the Fallout TV show about?

The Fallout television show appears to follow the same backstory as the popular game franchise, showcasing a world torn apart by nuclear impact.

The footage shared at Gamescon may not make it to the show itself, however. According to Howard, the clips shared at Gamescon were “very early” versions of the show and more than likely wouldn’t appear in the television show.

But from what viewers could tell, a lot of familiar characters and factions will be in the Fallout television show. A Vault Dweller leaves the vault for the first time, covering his eyes from the sun. Brotherhood of Steel soldiers are seen marching around. An empty, western town (or what’s left of it) is where a shootout takes place. A ghoul in a cowboy hat was shown at one point.

While the exact plot is still a mystery, it seems like the Fallout TV show is sticking very closely to the game’s atmosphere and aesthetic.

Where will the Fallout show take place?

Prime Video shared a tweet after the surprise reveal, indicating that the original Fallout series would take place in Los Angeles. It will feature characters from Vault 33, who will most likely leave the safety of their vault to discover what Los Angeles is like after being destroyed by the war and its nuclear weapons.

When is Fallout coming out?

The Fallout TV show will be coming in 2024. No exact date has been revealed just yet, but Howard mentioned it may be “the end of 2024” at Gamescon.

Where will the Fallout show be streamed?

The Fallout TV show will be an Amazon Prime exclusive. It’s currently unclear if it will be released in full or if episodes will come out each week on a set schedule.

At Gamescon, Howard also spoke about his excitement over writer Jonathan Nolan being involved with the show.

He said: “One of the movies which inspired Starfield is the movie Interstellar, written by Jonathan Nolan – he goes by Jonah. I got to know Jonah, and I always wanted to make a Fallout TV show. So, I talked to Jonah about it, and we have been making the Fallout TV show that’s coming.”

The cast has not been shared with the public just yet.