‘Fallout’: Watch the Insane and Ultra-Violent First Trailer for Video Game’s TV Adaptation

Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, and Walter Goggins star as beloved franchise comes to Prime Video in April 2024

Prime Video has shared the first trailer for Fallout, the much-anticipated series based on the long-running and acclaimed video game franchise.

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The preview drops viewers right into the post-apocalyptic and ultra-violent world resided by monsters, mutants, machines and canines, with Ella Purnell’s Lucy, Aaron Moten’s Maximus, and Walter Goggins’ the Ghoul (the skeleton-looking cowboy dude) shouldering the interweaving plot lines. 

Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have,” Prime Video said in its synopsis of the series. “200 years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them.”

Fallout arrives on the streaming service on April 12, 2024, roughly 27 years after the original video game was released in 1997. The franchise has since spawned multiple sequels and spinoffs on its way to becoming one of the best-selling video games of all time.


Jonathan Nolan — who previously adapted the film Westworld and the novel The Peripheral for the small-screen — serves as co-writer as well as director on the series. The cast also includes Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Emerson, Zach Cherry, Sarita Choudhury, Johnny Pemberton and more.

Fallout is the latest in a sudden explosion of popular video games coming to the small screen, with the acclaimed The Last of Us leading the charge, garnering 26 Emmy nominations. Earlier this year, Peacock unleashed their Twisted Metal adaptation, while Paramount+ finally brought Halo to television. The impact wasn’t just on the small screen: The Super Mario Bros. Movie was a box office smash, making over a billion dollars globally, with plans now hatched to adapt The Legend of Zelda for cinemas.