Amazon Prime Video's most eagerly awaited sci-fi series looks stunning in trailer and official pics

First-look images have been followed by the first trailer... we're just awaiting the Fallout

Fallout TV show
(Image credit: Amazon Prime Video)

Recently, we wrote that Amazon will be bringing its small screen adaptation of Fallout to its Prime Video streaming service on 12 April 2024. And we included a tweet from the official X (formerly Twitter) account announcing its release.

However, there is now something far more exciting to report. In fact, there are several somethings...

The latest is that an official teaser video has been released and it looks simply amazing – about as close to the game as you can get.

Before that, Vanity Fair posted a collection of first-look stills from the show, and if anyone was concerned about the franchise's television transition, they can worry no longer – like the teaser video, the pictures suggest Fallout is in very safe hands.

They show Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets) as vault dweller Lucy, who emerges into the post-apocalyptic landscape with no clue as to what awaits.

We also get to see Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Ant-Man and the Wasp) as The Ghoul – with makeup as accurate to the game as you can get. And, the power suits worn by the Brotherhood of Steel could have been lifted straight from the RPG series.

Fallout TV show - Vanity Fair First Look image

(Image credit: Vanity Fair / Amazon)

The Fallout TV series has been written by Jonathan Nolan – brother of Oppenheimer director Christopher, and the creator of the Westworld TV show himself. He executive produces too, alongside his wife Lisa Joy and Bethesda's Todd Howard, who explained to Vanity Fair that the series will very much share the games' DNA: "We had a lot of conversations over the style of humour, the level of violence, the style of violence.

"Look, Fallout can be very dramatic, and dark, and post-apocalyptic, but you need to weave in a little bit of a wink…. I think they threaded that needle really well on the TV show."

Fans of the games will also love that Vault Boy will feature heavily. In fact, we will find out his origin for the first time in the show: "That was something that they came up with that’s just really smart," added Howard.

It's all adding up to some unmissable TV for 2024, which should make up for the fact that it plans to add a new tier structure next year, with ads showing on the current, standard plan.

Fallout and the new season of The Boys could well be worth it, though.

Rik Henderson
News Editor

Rik is T3’s news editor, which means he looks after the news team and the up-to-the-minute coverage of all the hottest gadgets and products you’ll definitely want to read about. And, with more than 35 years of experience in tech and entertainment journalism, including editing and writing for numerous websites, magazines, and newspapers, he’s always got an eye on the next big thing.

Rik also has extensive knowledge of AV, TV streaming and smart home kit, plus just about everything to do with games since the late 80s. Prior to T3, he spent 13 years at Pocket-lint heading up its news team, and was a TV producer and presenter on such shows as Channel 4's GamesMaster, plus Sky's Games World, Game Over, and Virtual World of Sport.