New photos from the set of Prime Video’s upcoming series adaptation of Fallout bring even more recognizable elements from the post-apocalyptic video game franchise to live-action.
The photos in question were shared to twitter by user @HunterWorldv2. “Some behind the scenes pics I got sent,” they wrote. The first photo features an actor, whose face has been obscured, sporting one of Vault-Tec’s iconic blue jumpsuits. Moreover, the second photo features the interior of a Vault-Tec vault. The third photo offers a look at a set of power armor (which is missing its helmet), while the fourth and final picture shows a collection of what appear to be the control panels used to operate the automatic doors within the vaults.
The live-action Vault-Tec jumpsuit and vault interior appear to take visual cues from the video games Fallout 4 and Fallout 76. This is of note, as a pair of videos from the set of Prime Video’s Fallout Recently revealed a look at a live-action Super-Duper Mart. The supermarket set closely resembles the Super-Duper Mart locations found in Fallout 4 and 76, as opposed to the one found in Fallout 3. This would imply that Bethesda’s most recent Fallout games serve as the visual basis for Prime Video’s adaptation. Furthermore, the fact that the Super-Duper Mart is featured at all would imply that the live-action series is set on the East Coast, much like the Bethesda-developed Fallout games.
Fallout 4 Appears to Be the Blueprint for Prime Video’s Adaptation
1997’s Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game was developed and published by Interplay Productions. Its sequel, 1998’s Fallout 2, was developed by Black Isle Studios, Interplay’s rebranded RPG division, and published by Interplay itself. Amid growing financial troubles, Interplay sold the Fallout IP to Bethesda Softworks in 2007.
Developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 3 released in 2008. In 2010, Bethesda published Fallout: New Vegas, a spinoff title developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Black Isle’s de facto successor. Bethesda then developed and published 2015’s Fallout 4as well as the 2018 multiplayer spinoff game Fallout 76.
notably, Fallout 4 was visually much more vibrant than Fallout 3 and New Vegaswhich had rather monochromatic color palettes (Fallout 3 especially). A number of elements from previous Bethesda-era games were also redesigned in Fallout 4. For instance, vault jumpsuits became brighter and more detailed, while the vault interiors were made a bit more colorful (typically through Vault-Tec’s signature yellows and blues). The visual style established in Fallout 4 was carried over into Fallout 76 and, evidently, the upcoming live-action series.
It was first reported in July 2020 that Amazon Studios had tapped Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to develop a Fallout series for Prime Video. In January 2022, it was reported that the project was moving forward, with Nolan attached to direct the show’s premiere episode. Additionally, Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner were tapped as showrunners. Nolan, Joy and Athena Wickham of Kilter Films are executive producing alongside Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard (game director of Fallout 3, 4 and 76) and Bethesda Softworks’ James Altman. The series is slated to star Walton Goggins, Ella Purnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones and Aaron Moten.