‘The Elder Scrolls’ Live-Action Adaptation Unlikely Despite Fallout’s Success

Amazon’s Fallout live-action adaptation is a success story for the ages, but that doesn’t mean the rest of Bethesda’s properties will automatically follow in its footsteps. Studio head Todd Howard, who served as an executive producer on the series, revealed that there are no plans to adapt any of its other titles for the small screen, including the highly-popular Elder Scrolls games.

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“There’s nothing in the works,” he told IGN. “Everybody asks, like, about Elder Scrolls, and I keep saying no also. And I would approach those – I’ll probably say no. You never know if someone’s gunna click. But I think this really came out of, ‘we think things are aligning to do a high-quality job.’ It wasn’t forced. It was kind of a natural relationship and ‘hey, this sounds really cool.’ As opposed to, ‘we should have a show,’ right? It never came from that.”

While the news may be disappointing for fans, it doesn’t mean there will never be an Elder Scrolls or Starfield adaptation. Howard previously turned down the idea of a Fallout series, but look at where we are now. Never say never, folks.

Personally though, it’s good that The Elder Scrolls isn’t heading to the small or big screen just yet. There are already plenty of insipid fantasy shows to go around, and it doesn’t help that the world is an all-too-familiar (some might even argue that it’s stale) blend of fantasy tropes and elements.

Fallout, at least, has something more to offer with its lore and atomicpunk retrofuturistic setting. The eight-episode series was released on 12 April, and currently stands at a 8.7 rating on IMDb with 42K votes. There are plans for a second season, which will be ready to go once the green light is given.