Are you ready to return to the wasteland? Finally, the first trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s live-action adaptation of the Fallout video game series has been released, showing us exactly what to expect early next year. Based on these two and a half minutes, fans of the games will feel right at home.
The trailer introduces viewers to Lucy (Ella Purnell), a vaulter who was born and raised inside Vault 33, located somewhere in California. He’s never experienced the wasteland—or really seen what the outside world looks like. That is, until he dares to start his own adventure.
Lucy is one of the three main characters of the series. The trailer also introduces Maximus (Aaron Moten), a member of the Brotherhood of Steel from all the games. Finally, we meet The Ghoul (Walton Goggins). He was alive before he destroyed the US nuclear bombs and has managed to survive 200 years later to become a bounty hunter. You won’t see him as just a giant though. The trailer also shows his life as Cooper Howard before the end of the world and how different the USA was compared to our real world.
Speaking with GameSpot during a panel interview, showrunner Jonathan Nolan explained Fallout’s exploration of America before and after the bombs dropped.
“The world of America in the games is the exceptional America, the Eisenhower-era America that never had Watergate, never had Vietnam, never had Woodstock,” he explained. He never spoke to himself of his sins and transgressions, and only advanced in another American century—another 100 years of this prostitution in America, after which it would come to a terrible end.
However, while anyone who’s played the Fallout games knows that the world, pre-bombs, is seemingly stuck in a permanent 1940s state, there are some very clear lines that Nolan and the show’s creative team are able to draw. . This, of course, included the Brotherhood of Steel, a self-appointed militia group that essentially sees itself as the rule of law in the wastelands, although many people disagree.
“When we meet them, we don’t know if [the Brotherhood of Steel is] “Good or bad, and that’s one of the things Aaron’s character is exploring.” Nolan says of Maximus.
Fallout arrives on Prime Video on April 24th.
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