‘Fallout’ TV Series Retains Games’ Dark Humour & Satire

Fallout has always been a satirical critique of American consumerism and corporations running unchecked, and the TV series will keep the same tone, with co-producer Jonathan Nolan (Westworld ) teasing that the show focuses on “‘what happens when you outsource the survival of the human race’. And it follows in a long line of TV shows that used their own particular contexts to comment on the worries of the day. For us, that’s… well, total annihilation.”

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The game’s realistic settings have been plenty of fun for players to explore, with faded advertisements and Vault-Tec’s propaganda adding nuances to Fallout’s expansive world. It looks like the show will translate the immersion the games are known for to the big screen, with an interior of a Vault being teased in an exclusive image from Empire.

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Ella Purnell’s (Yellowjackets) Lucy wears the signature Vault jumpsuit as she prepares to journey out into the harsh post-apocalyptic American landscape in search of an important item on her quest, joined by Aaron Moten (Emancipation), who plays technocratic military organization Brotherhood of Steel member Maximus, and Walten Goggins’ (Justified) cowboy ghoul.

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All three characters are searching for the same item in what can be described as a post-apocalyptic scavenger hunt, and creator Graham Wagner said in an interview that the crew “talked a lot about The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. That’s three characters in search of a box of gold, so we asked ourselves, ‘What’s the gold in this world?'”

There’s plenty of items that could be considered ‘gold’ in the Fallout universe, but we’ll have to wait to see how the TV series answers that question.