Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are teaming up with Amazon to bring a new series to the Prime streaming service.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Westworld duo have struck a deal with the streaming service to oversee the development of a new series based on the video game series Fallout.
According to the THR article; Fallout is set in the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s when the country explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. The series takes place in a harsh wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy.
Joy and Nolan will executive produce the series via their Kilter Films banner in association with game publishers Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.
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The series also has a commitment penalty attached to it which means if Amazon likes the script, Fallout will straight to series and won’t have to shoot a traditional pilot for consideration. If the script does not go ahead, all parties will get paid as if it had. The married producers released a statement saying;
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” they said. “Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends. 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.