Vanity Fair has provided an exclusive first look at the Fallout TV series, which will premiere on April 12 on Amazon Prime Video. The article shared new footage and details of the show.
One of the main characters of the series will be Lucy, a girl who spent her entire life in an underground shelter until she had to go to the surface as part of a rescue mission.
For the first time in her life, when she finds herself outside the shelter, she realizes that the planet remains a hellish landscape, with crawling giant insects, voracious mutant animals, and a human population of sun-baked scoundrels.
“Lucy is charming and plucky and strong…and then you see she’s confronted with the reality of, hey, maybe the supposedly virtuous things you grew up with are not necessarily that virtuous. If they are virtuous, they’re couched in a circumstantial virtuousness. It’s a luxury virtue. You have your point of view because you never ran out of food, right? You guys were able to share everything—because you had enough to share,” said Jonathan Nolan, director of three episodes of the series.
In addition to Lucy, the series will feature two other main characters – Maximus, a member of the Brotherhood of Steel faction who is eager to become a soldier, and a bounty hunter known as Gul, who will be the exact opposite of Lucy.
Bethesda was also involved in the series and helped with the script’s relevance to the game’s story. In addition, Todd Howard himself is an executive producer, and he spoke a bit about the humor and violence in the show:
“We had a lot of conversations over the style of humor, the level of violence, the style of violence. Look, Fallout can be very dramatic, and dark, and postapocalyptic, but you need to weave in a little bit of a wink…. I think they threaded that needle really well on the TV show.”
As for the story, Nolan hinted that the plot could be built around the desire of various characters to get their hands on the G.E.C.K., an amazing device that allows users to easily set up a fully functioning extended settlement.
Besides, the article also said that the series will reveal the origin of Vault Boy, introduce the Brotherhood of Steel faction, which will appear fully equipped and in all its glory in Prydwen, the airship from Fallout 4.