Amazon’s adaptation of the popular videogame, Fallout, has found a director and a pair of showrunners. Per Deadline, Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Graham Wagner (Silicon Valley) will serve as showrunners on the television series. While Jonathan Nolan, who is producing the project alongside Lisa Joy through their banner Kilter Films, will direct the premiere episode.
It was first announced that Amazon would adapt the beloved franchise in July 2020. The project comes as part of the overall deal Nolan and Joy have through Amazon Studios. They will produce the series alongside Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Nolan, Joy, Athena Wickham of Kilter Films, Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman of Bethesda Softworks will serve as executive producers.
Nolan, a known fan of the franchise, calls Fallout one of the best video game franchises of all time. “Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends,” he said when the adaptation was first announced. “So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios.”
While Nolan doesn’t do much directing, he did direct the pilot episodes of both CBS’ Person of Interest, which he helped create, and HBO’s Westworld, in which he serves as an executive producer. Nolan also directed the Season 1 finale of Westworld, as well as the Season 3 premiere. Outside of directing, Nolan has famously worked with his brother, Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight trilogy, Interstellar, and The Prestige.
Fallout first launched in Oct. 1997. Since then, the video game franchise has continued to only grow in popularity, launching a mobile game in June 2015. Microsoft purchased Bethesda Game Studios last year, all but ensuring the Fallout franchise will continue to live on for quite some time.
As it stands, there is no release date set for the television series.